Brief: Amdahl enhances data migration software

Amdahl Corp., has released Version 2 of its Transparent Data Migration Facility (TDMF) storage management software. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company touts the TDMF software as the first of its kind, a vendor-independent migration software application.

Included in Version 2 of TDMF are features including: Interfaces with third party utilities; reduced migration time; Reverse Pacing for devices that experience heavy loads for long periods of time; and Offline Volume Access for automatic backup and simultaneous use of offline target volumes.

"TDMF Version 2.1 gives Amdahl customers the ability to migrate data faster and more efficiently than ever before," said John McArthur, Vice President, Storage Research at IDC. "The new enhancements extend TDMF's vendor independence in the area of data duplication, making backups to tape and disk an easy, one-step process."

According to Amdahl, the original TDMF product was first introduced as a software solution in April 1997. It functions toward eliminating downtime during data migration in System/390 environments.

TDMF software transfers data between any two storage devices of appropriate capacity regardless of vendor or model. This facility is a transparent, vendor-independent, copy tool that Amdahl says maintains full user access to data and continuous availability of applications during data migration.

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