GFS/SOM Storage Optimization Manager
GFS/SOM is a solution that focuses on two important tape storage requirements: optimization and migration.
The GFS/SOM Optimization Module allows writing files to disk instead of writing them to tape – freeing processing time and capacity and quickly releasing the files or moving them to tape in an optimized way.
The GFS/SOM Migration Module allows files to migrate to different tape storage technologies, as well as loading virtualization equipment (VTS/VSM) with data stored in the physical tape collection.
As an additional benefit, it offers the "post processing stacking" optimization feature, which allows stacking files to optimize tape usage.
• Improves the performance of the jobs that use tapes
• Reduces job execution time (elapsed time)
• Allows migration to new media
• Increases the number of released volumes (scratch tapes)