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Learn how the granular and modular approach of the zVT Virtual Tape System delivers flexibility and affordability for z/VM and z/VSE users.
We will share use cases and demonstrate the full integration and interoperability of zVT with all of the top z/VSE tape management systems.


Optica Announces Enhancements to zVT 3000i Mainframe Virtual Tape Systems

Today, Optica Technologies Incorporated, is pleased to announce enhancements to our zVT 3000i, all-in-one, models of mainframe virtual tape.  The zVT 3000i is a compact


Optica Announces Next Generation of zVT Mainframe Virtual Tape Products

Optica is pleased to announce the zVT next generation family of IBM Z Mainframe Virtual Tape Library (VTL) products.  zVT’s next generation Virtual Tape Node


Welcome to Our New Site!

Optica is proud to announce our brand new website! We’ve been working hard over the past few weeks to push toward a new launch of our


Total Cable Solutions Acquires Fiber Services Business Line From Optica

Fremont, CA – May 04, 2012 – Optica and Total Cable Solutions (TCS) announced today TCS’s acquisition of Optica Technologies’ Fiber Services business line. TCS


IBM announces that next System z servers will not support ESCON

Statement of General Direction The IBM zEnterprise 196 and IBM zEnterprise 114 are the last System z servers to support ESCON channels. IBM plans to not


IBM Announces no carry forward for ESCON channels

Statement of General Direction The IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) will be the last high-end server to support ESCON® channels. IBM plans not to offer ESCON