Jordano’s Enjoys “Seamless” IBM i Backup Operations With LaserVault UBD


Jordano's, Inc.

Food & Beverage Distribution

  • Need to replace existing Cybernetics VTL solution
  • Needed to work with current Power 7 and easily transition to their upgrade to Power 9
  • Must work with IBM i and ExaGrid

LaserVault UBD Universal Backup Device

  • Seamless daily backups for Power 9
  • Backup times cut in half or better
  • Intuitive and easy to use user-interface
  • Trouble-free solution recommended by ExaGrid
  • Knowledgeable, professional, and friendly tech support


Food and beverage distributor, Jordano’s, Inc., needed a backup and recovery solution to replace their current VTL, Cybernetics. The new solution must work for their Power 7 IBM i (SAS connectivity) and be able to transition to their planned upgrade to Power 9 (fibre channel connectivity).

The solution chosen must also easily integrate with their ExaGrid deduplication system.


“We were working with ExaGrid implementing a backup strategy for our Windows environment and wanted to replace the existing VTL solution we were using for IBM i. LaserVault UBD was the recommended solution from Exagrid,” says Steve Coonis, I/T Director at Jordano’s.

Universal Backup Device (UBD) is a virtual backup and restore solution for faster, more secure backups and restores. UBD is a Fibre Channel connected appliance that plugs into your IBM i instead of your tape drive and supports the same CL and backup commands you are already using.


“UBD has been working seamlessly,” states Steve. “It’s transparent and issue free. The Operating System sees it as a local tape drive, and the UI is intuitive and easy to use.
“With UBD, the Power 9 architecture, v7.3, and fiber channel connectivity, our backup times have been cut in half or better.”


“Our experience with the LaserVault team was smooth and easy. We explained our existing and at-the-time hardware environment (Power 7, SAS connectivity) and then where we were headed (Power 9, FC connectivity) and the solution was designed around that. I haven’t had to call in too many times, but sincerely appreciate that the technical support staff has been knowledgeable, professional and friendly.
“Other businesses in the distribution industry would benefit from UBD’s seamless functionality, the fact that it is easy to use and configure, runs trouble-free, and helps reduce backup windows.”



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