ViTL Significantly Reduces Backup and Recovery Times For Valley View Casino
COMPANYValley View Casino and Hotel
INDUSTRYHospitality / Casino
IBM i Challenges
- Need to be able to backup AS/400 Version 7 to Avamar
- Tape backups take too long
- Restores from tape are too slow
KEY SOLUTIONLaserVault ViTL Virtual Tape Library Emulation Solution
- Significant reduction in backup times
- Faster restores than when using tape
- Works as gateway between IBM i and Avamar
- Recommended by independent reseller / IBM vendor
Valley View Casino & Hotel needed to improve the speed of their backup and recovery operations for their AS/400. The new solutions would need to facilitate backups from their AS/400 to their Avamar backup system.
“ViTL was recommended by our IBM vendor so we had no concerns over selecting it to replace our legacy tape backups,” says Jason Omo, Sr. Systems Engineer at Valley View.
“We needed to be able to backup our AS/400 to our Avamar Backup Systems, and ViTL worked with both.”
ViTL is a virtual tape backup D2D solution that streamlines the backup and recovery process for IBM Power Systems. ViTL eliminates the need for tape, and connects via Fibre Channel or SAS to AS400, iSeries, System i, Linux or AIX systems. ViTL works with BRMS, Robot Save and IBM backup commands.
“It now takes less than an hour to backup, when before it took hours to tape. Plus the improved speed of our restores is great,” states Jason. “It is so much faster than having to retrieve files from our old tape backups.
“Our experience with LaserVault has been very good. All of our questions and issues were answered and solved quickly. Based on our experience, other companies in the hospitality/casino industry could benefit from ViTL for just these reasons – faster backups and faster restoration.”