USDA picks storage management suite
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Dec 19, 2000
The Agriculture Department's National Finance Center has selected a storage
management software package from Amdahl Corp. to help it copy, move and
store its immense amount of financial data, the USDA announced Tuesday.
The USDA will use Amdahl's Transparent Data Migration Facility package
to manage the data flowing through the four IBM Corp. mainframe computers
at the finance center's New Orleans location. The agency purchased a perpetual
license that it can use across all of its mainframes.
The price of the TDMF package ranges from $26,882 to almost $1 million,
depending on a user's configuration. Installation can be completed in a
matter of hours because it's a software-based solution, which is easily
scaled using the USDA's existing mainframe hardware.
The data replication and migration solution enables users to move data
across multiple vendors' hardware without disrupting any other applications,
said Steven Murphy, president of Amdahl's software division. "TDMF provides
organizations like [the] USDA with solutions to improve their operating
efficiencies, while at the same time providing peace of mind by increasing
data availability," Murphy said.
TDMF is used also by federal agencies including the Library of Congress,
the Senate, the Federal Reserve and the Defense Information Systems Agency.