ViTL is a virtual tape library solution for IBM Power Systems. ViTL connects via Fibre Channel or SAS to your iSeries, System i, Linux or AIX system. Save your backups without tape to your hard drive or NAS, SAN or Deduplication Appliance.

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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