ViTL Overview

ViTL Overview

ViTL is a virtual tape library solution for IBM Power Systems

ViTL is a virtual tape library solution for IBM Power Systems. ViTL connects via Fibre Channel or SAS to your iSeries, System i, Linux or AIX system. Save your backups without tape to your hard drive or NAS, SAN, deduplication appliance, or the cloud.

Use ViTL instead of physical tape and simplify your operations. ViTL connects via Fibre Channel or SAS to your iSeries, System i, Linux or AIX system.

Remotely Manage Your IBM i Backup and Recovery

In response to the current stress on IT, make sure your backups continue to run smoothly

– Eliminate the need to be on-site
– Quickly streamline your operations
– Back up your IBM Power System through remote access
– Save your backups onsite and to the cloud without having to have an operator present
– Get automated unattended backup and remote replication
– Receive automated email notifications for completion of replication and retention jobs
– ViTL can be installed quickly on most existing systems

Email now for an immediate online demo to learn more.

ViTL Powerhouse Backup and Recovery for IBM i

– Supports D-mode IPL
– Works with BRMS, Robot Save and IBM backup commands
– Virtual tapes appear as tape media to the iSeries or other host
– Emulates an IBM TS3200 tape library (3573-L4U) with extra cartridges
– One tape library per FC or SAS connection to the ViTL server
– Up to 15 connections per physical port with NPIV
– Supports multiple virtual tape drives assigned to one or more virtual tape libraries
– No limit on the size of virtual tape files other than available disk space
– Quickly integrates with most deduplication appliances, including: ExaGrid, Cohesity, Rubrik, and many more
– Copy compressed/encrypted backups to the cloud, including Amazon S3, MS Azure, and others

Schematic for ViTL and IBM i appliances

Fast and Easy

– Fastest backup for IBM i and fastest recovery speeds
– Automated backup and recovery to use in place of physical tape handling
– Use with standard IBM backup/restore commands
– Backup at speeds up to 550MB/second or faster depending on host capacity

ViTl vs LTO Tape: Speed Comparison Chart

Safe and Secure

– Instantly create users and passwords
– Assign groups and members quickly
– Administrator privileges provide secure access
– More reliable than tape with easy web interface
– Enhanced data protection for ransomware, virtual air gap

A Great Value

– Lower cost than other VTLs with more cartridges and drives for a lower price
– Options available for more drives and more slots than tape without adding additional hardware
– AES-256 encryption and compression included
– If your current VTL or backup and recovery solution is costing too much, we invite you to take a look at us and see what we can do for you.


– IBM Power Systems (iSeries, AS/400, System i, Linux, AIX)
– V5R4 or later of IBM i
– Fibre Channel or SAS connection
– 12GB SAS Connection
– Complete ViTL solution includes hardware and software with Windows
– server appliance that connects via Fibre Channel or SAS
– Also available as software only for your hardware or VM
– Remote installation recommended; on-site available

ViTL for IBM i

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