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MirageFC Virtual Tape Controller (VTC) is the key component of a high performance Virtual Tape Library (VTL).  The MirageFC VTC increases the performance and reliability of the backup process by creating VTLs utilizing Fibre Channel disk storage systems.  The Mirage “Embedded Archive Engine (EAE)” archives virtual tape volumes to conventional tape cartridges using a tape drive(s), autoloader or  tape library.  The archive process is initiated and managed by the MirageFC VTC as a background process, without any additional software or host resources.  Archived tape cartridges are created as if the tape was written directly by the application software.
MirageFC supports direct attached as well as SAN fabric connections.  Hardware integration is simple.  It’s also seamless to operating systems and backup applications.

MirageFC delivers immediate performance improvements to backup, restore and archival applications.
MirageFC supports investments already made in tape drives, libraries and RAID equipment as well as
application software.  Mirage enables users to keep their current configuration in place, no hardware changes, no software changes, no procedural or policy changes.
MirageFC offers user selectable number of Virtual Tape Library slots and drives.  Up to 8 virtual tape drives are supported per controller. Additional controllers can be added for scalability.
MirageFC automatically emulates the attached tape drive or library that is present.  In the absence of an archival tape device, a variety of user selectable Tape Library emulations are offered.
MirageFC has repositioned tape to its appropriate place as a removable storage device for archival purposes.  
It's that simple!
       MirageFC Specifications             
Server Interconnect
The fabric/server interconnect provides connection between the MirageFC VTC and the server or FC network.  2Gb FC transfers provide a sustained backup/restore  transfer rate of over 540GB/Hour per controller.  Additional VTCs can be added to increase performance.
Disk Storage Interconnect
The disk storage interconnect supports 2Gb FC disk RAID systems.  The MirageFC VTC supports up to 80TB of RAID storage per controller. Base configuration supports 4TB.
Archival Storage Interconnect

Archival to tape uses a dedicated archival controller.  SCSI or fibre channel archival controllers are available.

Remote Management Interconnect
The MirageFC VTC supports a 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 port for remote management using an easy to use browser based GUI to monitor and control Mirage Virtual Tape Library and Archival operations.
Operator Console
The front panel operator console features a 4 line by 20 character display and 4 push button key pad.
  MirageFC Models
5 1/4" Half Height internal packaging with front panel operator console
Table Top external packaging with power supply and front panel operator console
Single Controller Board, 1U high 19 inch rackmount with power supply and front panel operator console
Dual Controller Boards,1U high 19 inch rackmount with 2 power supplies and 2 front panel operator consoles
One Year Warranty
 Dimensions Width Depth Height 
5 1/4" Half Height 5.75" 9.20" 1.67"
Low Profile Table Top 9.75" 11.00" 2.50"
Rackmount 17.00" 23.31" 1.75"
Environment (Exclusive of Drives)
Input Voltage +5VDC, 10%
Supply Current 3.5 amps, max
Operating 5 degree C to 50 degree C
Non-operating -40 degree C to 60 degree C
Operating 10% to 80% non-condensing
Non-operating 10% to 90% non-condensing
Half Height
Dual Controller 1U Rackmount
5 1/4" Internal 
Half Height
Low Profile 
Table Top

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