ZFS for Mainframes

Okay, the headline is a little bit lurid, but Luminex shows a solution, that leverages Sun Server, Solaris and ZFSin the most unlikely environment: Mainframes … Luminex announced a FICON-attachable virtual tape library based on X4500, Solaris , ZFS and the Channel Gateway software:

Luminex’s Channel Gateway VTS software installs directly to an off-the-shelve Thumper to transform it into a, FICON attached, 3490 virtual tape solution. All of this is delivered with no modification to the Thumper, no additional hardware and no costly control unit. The Luminex software turns the Thumper into the 3490 control unit.