For environments that generate a large number
of tapes, the Secure Data Solution® can write the
compressed and encrypted data directly to a fibre
channel-attached 3590-model tape drive, without
additional handling by the host.
The resulting tapes can then be transported to an
off-site storage location. This configuration requires
channel-attached devices that handle the compression and
encryption, as well as control the writing of the tape
images to the tape drives.
Another possible configuration allows you to transmit the
compressed and encrypted data over
a network to an off-site storage location, where it is
written to tape (or DVDs).
Both the cost and time associated with transporting tapes
are avoided completely —backup
data is available almost immediately and at no additional