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Storage Management

BIM-EPICTape & Disk Manager

BIM-EPIC is a powerful automated tape- and disk-management system that dramatically improves the performance of z/VSE data centers. BIM-EPIC provides reliable data security and a user-friendly online catalog management facility.

  • The only tape and disk management system written specifically for the z/VSE environment
  • Exploits new operating environment releases as they become available, and provides state-of-the-art storage management features and functions, such as its online catalog management facility
  • By automating resource allocation, BIM-EPIC improves tape and DASD utilization without additional overhead
  • Helps you manage storage media effectively and take full advantage of z/VSE
  • Allows rerouting of temporary datasets to virtual disk, which saves time and reduces I/O
  • Offers a batch utility that lets you create a dataset, automatically catalog it and modify the catalog
  • Controls the allocation of tape drives and DASD so they are not assigned to a job until actually needed, leaving drives free for other partitions and CPUs
  • The Online BIM-EPIC Catalog Management System offers a comprehensive help system at both the function and field levels and allows users to
    • Display and manage the BIM-EPIC catalog
    • Define BIM-EPIC dataset definitions
    • Maintain the BIM-EPIC system configuration
    • Maintain BIM-EPIC online user profiles
    • Display BIM-EPIC catalog statistic
  • Manages, secures, and reports on all aspects of a system’s storage resources—auditing features include
    • Dataset status and usage reports
    • Basic job accounting
    • Activity logging by programs and partition
    • Tape exception reports
  • Optional security features include
    • Dataset lock, unlock, and release
    • Password security protection
    • Data encryption
    • Emergency recovery
  • Provides seamless support for these automatic tape library products:
    • BSI OPTI-TAPE
    • BUSTECH MAS
    • Fundamental Software FakeTape™
    • IBM 3494
    • LCDD
    • TLS
    • VTS
    • STK Silo
    • Sutmyn (formerly Memorex) ATL

 

Conversion Info:


  • BIM-EPIC Replaces:
    • Dynam/D Disk Management for VSE
    • Dynam/FI File Independence
    • Dynam/T Tape Management for VSE
    • CA-EPIC
    • SYSTEM MANAGER

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

BIM-EPIC supports all VSE/ESA releases from 1.4 through z/VSE.

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Documentation

Data Sheet

Migration Overview

Available Downloads

BIM-EPIC