HP NonStop storage products let you take advantage of a variety of devices for cost-effective high-performance, high-volume storage and backup and also provide innovative storage management software.
HP NonStop BackBox Virtual Tape Controller (VTC)
In a world that never stops, failure—for even a minute—is simply not an option. With HP NonStop fault-tolerant computing, you can deliver unbroken access to information and services with an integrated solution stack that has been uniquely designed for continuous availability. The fully-virtualized, integrated stack of hardware, operating system, database, software, and applications provides the foundation that HP NonStop customers rely on for their mission-critical applications.
You can now add the benefits of virtualized backup and restore to the HP NonStop solution stack. HP NonStop BackBox VTC is a backup and restore solution that can emulate many physical tape devices per connection to support high throughput with parallel backup or restore streams. The HP NonStop-resident BackBox VTC software component integrates unmodified HP backup utilities and tape catalog systems with tape devices emulated by BackBox VTCs, which act as context-free data conduits to storage, including HP StoreOnce data deduplication products.
This fully-integrated solution enables transparent backups and restores from HP NonStop systems to a range of storage targets using an architecture that reflects HP NonStop principles: fault-tolerance and linear expandability.
HP NonStop storage I/O adapter, Storage CLIM
The Storage CLIM (Cluster I/O Module), along with the IP CLIM and the Telco CLIM, are part of the next-generation I/O infrastructure for HP Integrity NonStop platforms that run the HP Integrity NonStop J-Series.
The Storage CLIM is at the heart of the HP NonStop storage subsystem for targeted NonStop platforms. Standard serial attached SCSI (SAS) provides the technology and interconnect for internal NonStop storage subsystems. The Storage CLIM also supports Fibre Channel interconnect for external HP Enterprise storage and HP SAN connectivity. And, the Storage CLIM supports tape storage (Fibre Channel tape devices, Virtual Tape servers, and SAS tape devices).
The Storage CLIM can co-exist with or replace the existing I/O Adapter Module Enclosure (IOAME) storage capability for systems that use IOAME. The Storage CLIM does not support Fibre Channel Disk Module (FCDM) disk enclosures.
The Storage CLIM supports encryption of drives via the Volume Level Encryption (VLE) software option. All storage devices connected through the Storage CLIM can make use of VLE including HDDs, SSDs, and SAN disk array LUNs. The new generation of Storage CLIMs implements a new feature known as disk partitioning. This is where a physical drive can be divided into multiple logical volumes (partitions). It is important to note that to ensure fault tolerance, drives with partitioning should be mirrored the same as drives without partitioning.