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zVT Pricing and Design Inquiry

Please complete the zVT design assessment form below. We will use the information in this form solely to create a draft zVT design for your reference. Please provide the most complete information that you can in the form, which will allow us to return the most accurate and meaningful zVT design recommendation possible, along with the associated pricing. The mainframe and tape control unit information will be used to help determine the size and scope of the zVT design. The physical tape and virtual tape capacity information will be used to appropriately size the storage repository requirement for the zVT.

We request only information related to your tape environment.

This is an Optica internal form, and none of this information will be shared outside of Optica.

"*" indicates a required field.


Datacenter Environment

Please enter the number of Datacenters that require virtual tape.


Datacenter Information

This section of the form lets you enter information about your mainframe and tape storage environment. There will be one set of questions related to your Mainframe, Physical Tape, and Virtual Tape for each site that you wish to enter. You can add up to 6 sites, if applicable.

Mainframe Environment

Please list all mainframe models that require connectivity to a virtual tape at this site. Up to 3 mainframes can be added.

Current Physical Tape Environment

Click here to add Physical Tape to this site if applicable.

Current Virtual Tape Environment

Click here to add Virtual Tape to this site if applicable.

+ Add Another Site

Current Tape Management Applications in Use

Please list information about your current Tape Backup and Tape Management Applications. This will help Optica ensure that the zVT can support your current tape applications. Up to 6 applications can be added.

(i.e. BIM-EPIC, CA-1, DTS DCC, Dynam/T, IDP FATS, RMM, etc.)

Current Backup Process

In a few words, please describe your current backup process.

Requested zVT Environment

This section of the form allows you to identify the number of zVTs desired at each datacenter site, the host interface type and the number of virtual tape drives desired per zVT.

New Virtual Tape Requirements (zVT)

zVT Storage Repository

This section of the form allows you to identify the preferred alternative for your storage repository. If you select either of the NAS/NFS storage options, additional fields will be displayed that will allow Optica to collect a few more details.

zVT bundled with NAS/NFS External Storage provided by Optica (select NFS storage options below when this option is checked)

zVT only, allowing you to leverage your own, existing NAS/NFS attached external storage (zVT will include two Ethernet ports - select options below when this option is checked)

zVT only, allowing you to leverage your own, existing Fibre Channel attached external storage (zVT will include two 8Gb's FC ports)

zVT with integrated storage repository (4 TB of internal storage per appliance)

Requestor Information

Please provide us with contact information for the primary contact person for this inquiry.

Location Where Equipment Will Be Installed

After you submit the form, you will receive an email with a copy of the information you submitted for review.