IBM 3590-A14 Total Storage

Condition : Refurbished

The Enterprise Tape System 3590 demonstrates IBM’s continued commitment to providing advanced tape solutions to meet the growing demands of the enterprise. The 3590 is for attachment to the pSeries, RS/6000, RS/6000 SP, iSeries, AS/400, IBM mainframe servers, Hewlett Packard (HP), Sun, and Microsoft Windows systems. It provides new levels of function, performance, reliability, and cartridge capacity and is an extension to IBM’s family of 3480, 3490, and 3490E high performance tape drives. The Model A14 Frame is designed to provide a frame box for attaching 3590 Tape Drives to ESCON and FICON channels. Up to four 3590 Model H11 (or E11, or B11) Tape Drives and one 3590 Model A60 or 3592 Model J70 Controller can be installed in the Model A14 for non-library attachment to ESCON and FICON channels on a S/390 or zSeries host system. The Model A14 can alternatively contain up to two Model A50 or A00 Controllers and up to four Model E11 Tape Drives (or up to four Model B11 Tape Drives) for attachment to ESCON channels on host systems. Refer to the descriptions of the 3592 Model J70 or the 3590 Model B11, B1A, E11, H11, or A60 for further information on those models.

The 3590 Model A14 frame is a frame box that is designed for mounting 3590 Model H11, E11, B11, or B1A Tape Drives attached to a 3590 Model A60 or 3592 Model J70 Controller for connection to ESCON or FICON channels on IBM mainframe servers. The 3590 Model A60 can contain up to eight ESCON channel attachments, up to two FICON attachments, or an intermix of ESCON and FICON. The 3592 Model J70 can contain up to eight ESCON channel attachments, up to four FICON attachments, or an intermix of ESCON and FICON. The Model A14 can contain one 3590 Model A60 or 3592 Model J70 Controller and up to four Model H11 (or E11, or B11) Tape Drives. The Model A14 can alternatively contain up to two Model A50 or A00 Controllers and up to four Model E11 Tape Drives (or up to four Model B11 Tape Drives) for attachment to ESCON channels on host systems.

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The IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive Frame 3590 Model A14 is a frame box that can be used for non-library attachment of the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 to IBM mainframe servers. The Model A14 can contain one IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Controller 3592 Model J70, or one IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape Controller 3590 Model A60, or up to two Model A50 Controllers. And it can contain up to four of the Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 Model H11, or up to four of the Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 Model E11, or up to four of the Enterprise Tape Drive 3590 Model B11.

  • Offers multiple attachment options, including Fibre Channel, Ultra SCSI, ESCON, and FICON
  • Includes large capacity cartridges, which can reduce the number of cartridges required and tape mounts
  • Provides an 10-cartridge random-access library with magazine for quicker loading and unattended operations
  • Extends the capacity and performance of automated tape libraries, such as the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494
  • Can be configured in stand-alone frames or racks, or in automated library solutions including StorageTek Automated Cartridge Systems
  • Supported by the industry-leading IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server
  • Provides significant improvement in reliability
  • Reduces floor space required
  • Can reduce overall operations costs
  • Has become a 1/2" tape industry standard

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