City Government Chooses LaserVault Backup as Budget-Friendly Solution to Replace Tape for iSeries


City Government
Florida, US

City Government

IBM i System
iSeries Model 520 with Data Domain

  • Daily backups to tape were slow
  • Native iSeries backup required the use of tape
  • Limited budget for new solution

LaserVault Backup

  • Daily backups completed without the need for tape
  • Faster & more reliable backups achieved
  • Budget-friendly solution
  • Good value for government needs


Using their native iSeries backup, this city government was completing daily backups to an IBM® Utrium tape autoloader. Having to complete backups seven days per week, they were looking for a way to get away from tape and use their disk array for backup storage. They needed a system that fit their needs and budget.


According to their senior systems analyst:

“We were looking for a way to get away from tape and utilize our disk array for backup storage.”

After carefully researching the available options, they selected LaserVault Backup to replace the existing tape media to allow them to backup their single iSeries partition to disk daily.


The analyst states:

“LaserVault Backup works without having to use tape. It’s also faster and more reliable than tape. LaserVault offered a good value. We found no other solution that could do the job we needed and that was within our price range.”

No longer using tape for their backups, the city government IT department is pleased with the ease of use and time savings they experience with LVBackup.


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