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TapeMan ©

Cross systems tape sharing for OS/390 and z/OS

TapeMan © streamlines the use of tape drives among mainframe partner systems.

  • TapeMan © controls the ownership and distribution of tape and library devices
  • controls job throughput to ensure that jobs get drives when they need them
  • shares tape devices among different partners
  • ensures that tape usage is evenly distributed
  • eliminates contention for tape devices
  • SMS and non-SMS tape
  • enables tape sharing in a simple shared environment when full sysplex support is not needed
  • controls jobs through allocation recovery
  • can prevent jobs going into allocation recovery for tape devices
  • TSO interface to monitor and control the availability of tape devices and job throughput