GSE UK Conference 2018

Better, stronger, faster; The Mainframe….. the Machine!


Luminex is a leading developer and provider of mainframe data solutions and is best known for its Mainframe Virtual Tape (MVT) solutions. Luminex MVT™ solutions allow enterprises to eliminate or reduce physical tape, improve RTO and RPO, lower operating costs, as well as improve security and overall data protection.

Luminex's focus on the mainframe has led to groundbreaking virtual tape innovations such as VOLSER-level replication monitoring (RepMon™), Push Button DR, CloudTAPE™ and Synchronous Tape Matrix™ (STM) for continuous availability for tape, as well as a comprehensive family of Mainframe Data Integration (MDI) solutions.

Luminex MDI is an extensible, profile-based platform that uses trusted, highly available FICON I/O channels to communicate and move data between mainframes and distributed systems including Big Data (data lakes, analytics), NFS storage, SFTP targets, and coprocessors for SAS, MXG, ETL and more. Mainframes can now use the same mainframe I/O channel technology as DASD and tape systems to transfer data more securely, efficiently and faster than TCP/IP-based approaches, while consuming significantly fewer CPU resources and reducing costs. MDI also enables bidirectional workflows to strategically reduce the impacts of “heavy hitter” applications, including the cost of MSUs, licensing and DASD storage, all while maintaining mainframe-centric security and job control.