Topic: Virtual Tape and Virtual Vaulting/Recovery Using The Secure Data Solution

Date: Tuesday, Oct, 13, 2009
Time: 5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302-2410
S.E. corner of Lone Pine and Telegraph Road (map)
Speaker:John Sawyer, Vice President, SecureAgent Software

SecureAgent Software will discuss various aspects of supporting tape backup, recovery, and data encryption for the AS/400 (and other systems). Also discussed will be how a DR process can incorporate the Secure Data Solution® from both local and remote perspectives. This solution allows organizations to enhance existing DR processes (or create one from scratch) to effectively support remote operations in a very cost-effective manner.

The Secure Data Solution is a patented and patent-pending virtual tape system and remote vault that allows an organization to efficiently store and retrieve compressed and encrypted virtual tape images. The Secure Data Solution appears as tape units to attached computer systems; however, in actuality, the virtual tape images are compressed and encrypted files that permanently reside on the Secure Data Solutionís disk arrays. As virtual tape images are being written to a local Secure Data Solution, they can also be transmitted to another Secure Data Solution installed at a remote site for disaster recovery purposes. They can also be shared by applications that can process these virtual images on computer systems that are connected to the Secure Data Solution at the remote site. The Secure Data Solution can save an organization the liability from the loss or theft of sensitive data.

If physical tapes are needed, they can be written at either local or remote sites using an option available with the Secure Data Solution.

The entire Secure Data Solution environment (all sites) can be managed by a single operator console.

Unlike traditional tape, the Secure Data Solution allows a virtual tape image to be read concurrently by multiple processes (if the operating system allows the same volume serial to be read at the same time). Another system can also begin reading a volume as soon as a few blocks have been written, without having to wait for the tape write to complete.

The Secure Data Solution can support systems including the AS/400, open systems, as well as the mainframe environment.

About the Speaker

As Vice President of SecureAgent Software, John Sawyer has over fifteen years experience in sales, support and product development devoted to the IT and Internet industries. He has been with SecureAgent for 18 years and has been involved in both US and European projects with leading IT shops in their respective industry sectors. Mr. Sawyer brings unique technical and communications talent to his position and is directly engaged in SecureAgent's impressive and growing customer base. Mr. Sawyer has been directly involved in working with end users to define specific requirements and problems faced within those respective organizations in the areas of data center system's access, security and backup/recovery. From this experience, he has worked with development and support teams, to develop solutions that meet those unique requirements. He holds a BA in Communications from the University of Texas, and currently lives in the New York City area.