ViTL is a virtual tape library solution for IBM Power Systems (iSeries, AS/400, System i, Linux and AIX). ViTL connects via Fibre Channel or SAS and is compatible with all FC and SAS speeds (FC 2, 4, 8 and 16; SAS 3 & 6). Save your backups to local and remote connected disk, including existing NAS, SAN or Deduplication Appliance over CIFS, NFS or iSCSI.

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
  • Supports multiple virtual tape drives assigned to one or more virtual tape libraries
  • No limit on size of virtual tape files other than available disk space

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

Safe and Secure

  • Instantly create users and passwords; quickly assign groups and members
  • Administrator privileges provides secure access
  • More reliable than tape with easy web interface

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


  • IBM Power Systems (iSeries, AS/400, System i, Linux, AIX)
  • V5R4 or later of IBM i
  • Fibre Channel or 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



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