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Abdellah Zarrafa
Real User
Mainframe Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 07 2018

What is most valuable?

Mainly, we use the product to manage the tapes. It's so stable that we only use the graphical interface of the virtual… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has become easy to backup and archive all our system data and financial data. It helps us mainly in managing the backup… more»

What needs improvement?

When we want to interface the CA 1 product with other vendors, IBM or others, it is difficult to interface it with them… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't have any idea about pricing, my manager takes care of it.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The first solution that we had was CA Dynam/T. It was on z/VSE. When we switched to z/OS, the only choice that we had with… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's very stable. From the day we started using the product, we haven't needed to touch it. It works fine.
Randall Brower
Real User
Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 18 2018

What is most valuable?

Tape Management is as vital to a shop as anything else. It has more features than I could name, but no other tape product is better. CA 1 Tape is a complete package that manages all of your tapes. Create/write/catalog, retention, delete. There are queries and reports, which are needed to know when/where/length keeping, etc., in order to track them or find out… more»

What other advice do I have?

It has been around for years. It came from UCCEL (and I was working way back then). It is the best out there, but planning is essential.
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Consultant
z/OS system Programmer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Dec 19 2018

What do you think of CA 1 Tape Management ?

How has it helped my organization?

We move tapes to a second location on a daily basis. The Vault Management function keeps track of where a tape should be and tells the operators which tapes should be sent offsite, and which ones should return.

What is most valuable?

Tape management, Vault management

What needs improvement?

Installation and customization could be improved. Upgrading to a new version without restarting the system would be a great improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had no issues with its performance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There have been no issues with scaling it.

How is customer service and technical support?

It's…

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What is CA 1 Tape Management ?

CA 1 Tape Management (CA 1) is designed to simplify and unify the management and protection of z/OS tape data sets and volumes. It automates day-to-day z/OS tape management tasks to save your organization time and money. It enables a higher level of integrity for tape data while providing comprehensive protection against the inadvertent destruction of tape files. CA 1 helps you maintain data integrity, providing tools to continually check your data and prevent overwriting. To give you greater control, a Web-based Graphical Management Interface streams detailed tape volume information and provides a common platform for more efficient management practices.
Also known as
BrightStor Tape Management

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