What is Vertices

Secure and Efficient Backup Tape Management

With Vertices as your backup tape management solution, you can rest at ease that your sensitive data will not be destroyed prematurely and you can confidently be prepared to respond to internal and external audits.

  • Manage an unlimited amount of tapes within a single installation of Vertices
  • Manage the movement, location, and retention of backup tapes throughout your entire organization
  • Ensure accuracy with barcode scanning and eliminate the risk of human error
  • Perform batch scanning, inventory and list reconciliation
  • Create user based profiles to guarantee data security

Additional Modules Available Within Vertices

Vertices is a modular solution, enabling you to utilize the features that only apply to your tape management needs.

Automation Module

Automation Module

Working in a SAN or LAN environment, the Vertices® and VaultLedger tape management system easily integrates with your backup application and automatically logs the backup tapes, monitors the tape’s retentions, controls the tape’s movements, and scratches the outdated backup tapes. Vertices Backup Tape Management Of course, automation increases efficiency and accuracy by removing slower, manual processes as well as “human error.” And since the Vertices tape management system seamlessly integrates with your backup application, you receive one report with the status of the day’s entire backup jobs, including all failed or canceled jobs that need to be addressed. The Vertices tape management software solution integrates seamlessly with the most common backup applications such as:

  • Symantec NetBackup™ & Backup Exec™
  • EMC NetWorker®
  • BakBone NetVault™
  • Syncsort Backup Express™
  • HP OpenView® Data Protector™ & Omniback II™
  • CA BrightStor ARCserve®
  • Tivoli TMS
  • Commvault Simpana
Network file sharing

Logger Module

With Legacy Logger, you can easily import information into the Vertices® and VaultLedger backup tape management system from your legacy tape management systems, such as CA-1®, RMM, or BL/LIB®. Now legacy customers can take full advantage of Vertices’ powerful and time-saving open systems tape management features like:

  • Convenient bar code scanning for quick inventories and easy reconciliation
  • Secure FTP transfers of action lists to offsite storage vendors
  • Custom reporting features for compliance tape audits
  • Extensive security features
  • Offload media lookups from the legacy processor/tape management system

Having the Vertices tape management system log legacy tape information also provides centralized control over all open systems and legacy media giving you a complete tape tracking solution.

Flexible Input Formats The Vertices Legacy Logger Module allows input of legacy tape management software information in a variety of formats:

Full Data Set Information

Vertices tape management software imports all the information of a particular data set, such as volume number, data set name, creation date, etc. This information is then attached to a data set profile in Vertices, allowing the user to utilize all of the robust features of the Vertices tape management solution.

Media Reconciliation Only

Vertices only imports volume movement information and does not import any specific data set information. This allows an organization to reconcile media moving to other vaults with the Vertices Bar Code Scanning Module, which uploads action lists to a remote scanner for easy verification before moving tapes to offsite vaults.

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Wireless and Wired Bar Code Scanning Module

Simplify the logging and reconciling of media with the Vertices® and VaultLedger backup tape management system’s keyboard and wireless scanning solutions. These advanced scanners let you quickly and easily enter media information into the Vertices tape management database for efficient, accurate tape management.

New Bar Code Scanning Software

At the heart of our Bar Code Scanning Module is our software. With the latest versions of Vertices (5.2 and higher), we’ve updated our Vertices Bar Code Scanning software. The new features allow you to take full advantage of the latest upgrades in Vertices 5.2 and higher.

New Features

  • Password protection ensures only those with Vertices login details can gain access
  • Easier to read, increased font size for easier viewing
  • Drop-down menus make selecting prefixes quick and easy

Better Integration with Vertices 5.2 and higher

      • New scanner tab allows you to download user names, sites, slots and media directly to the scanner from the Web interface
      • Perform real-time reconciles on your scanner and easily upload reconciled information back into Vertices. Plus everything is journalized for auditing.
      • Exportable volser listings means you can save scanned media as a *.CSV (comma separated value) file to use with programs outside of Vertices

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Wireless Batch Scanner  The Symbol Wireless Batch Scanner offers all the benefits of the Keyboard Wedge scanner plus the “go anywhere” freedom of wireless operation. You simply download Vertices information into the portable, handheld scanner and begin logging and reconciling media (as well as checking for scratch media) in any location. It allows you to:

      • More conveniently log and reconcile offsite tapes and CDs, increasing accuracy, efficiency, and inventory management
      • Employ advanced wireless technology for processing information away from Vertices workstations
      • Upload your data to the Vertices tape management database for easy reconciliation
      • Implement the complete hardware/software package or purchase the software alone for use with your own Symbol Wireless Scanner

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Wireless RFID-enabled Batch Scanner The Symbol 9090G handheld RFID wireless batch scanner from Motorola brings an entirely new level of convenience to customers. The rugged yet versatile scanner easily works with both RFID technology as well as traditional tape cartridge bar code volser labels. The dual compatibility allows users to slowly transition to and immediately enjoy the benefits of RFID technology without having to revamp their entire system. Simply download Vertices information into the portable, handheld scanner and begin logging and reconciling media (as well as checking for scratch media) in any location. It allows you to:

      • Quickly perform batch logging and manual moves, check scratch status and movement lists
      • Easily create “watch lists” to easily track misplaced or out-of-sequence tapes
      • Change the number the RFID tag sends out by initializing tags on the fly
      • More conveniently log and reconcile offsite tapes and CDs, increasing accuracy, efficiency, and inventory management
      • Employ advanced wireless technology for processing information away from Vertices workstations
      • Quickly, upload your data to the Vertices tape management database for easy reconciliation

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Keyboard Wedge Scanner Produced by Symbol, a leader in scanning technology, the compact Keyboard Wedge Scanner hooks directly to your computer for immediate input of bar coded media information. It allows you to:

      • Rapidly log and reconcile media, minimizing human error and enhancing inventory control
      • Instantly verify media and protect against purging
      • Scan physical media for comparisons against the Vertices tape management database to ensure accuracy
      • Get up and running immediately through a single port connection which lets you use the scanner and keyboard simultaneously
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RFID Module

Vertices® and VaultLedger Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Module brings you unprecedented levels of accuracy and convenience. Using ultra high frequency (UHF) RFID volser labels from Imation (other manufacturers are available), the Vertices RFID Module can capture tape information from as much as six feet away for individual cartridges and up to two feet away for cartridges contained in transport cases. And with the Symbol MC9090G handheld RFID wireless batch scanner, you can perform entire vault inventories in less time than ever before while enjoying the 100% accuracy that Imation’s RFID volser labels provide. Plus, you can change the number the RFID label sends out by initializing tags on the fly.

It works with your current system.

At the heart of the Vertices RFID solution is the Symbol MC9090G scanner-a dual-format scanner that easily works with both RFID technology as well as traditional tape cartridge bar code volser labels. The dual compatibility allows users to immediately enjoy the benefits of RFID technology without having to revamp their entire bar code-based system. In addition, the Imation UHF RFID volser labels also contain bar code information so you can use them with older systems.

Keeping your data safe, secure and always at your fingertips.

One of the more exciting features of the Vertices RFID solution is a proactive “search” function that quickly locates cartridges by searching for their RFID signal. Simply enter a cartridge number (or series of numbers) into the MC9090G handheld and begin scanning the area. The scanner will notify you when you are close to the missing or misplaced tape. Moreover, you can also create watch lists. Watch lists are similar to the search function but perform in a more passive way, identifying out-of-sequence or missing tapes as you go about your daily tape management routine.

Offline IT Asset Tracking

Offline IT Asset Module

The Offline IT Asset Module is a unique module of our tape management system that mitigates compliance and litigation risk by ensuring that the disposition of your offline IT assets are properly managed and thoroughly secure. It is a single, integrated tool that ensures the secure destruction of hard disk drives and centralizes your entire data management process. With the AssetAware Module you can: assetawarehd

      • Easily track all the hard drives (and all other IT assets) in or out of servers and throughout your entire enterprise
      • Create destruction events for hard drives and other IT assets and associate destruction work-order ticket numbers to those drives
      • Easily upload and store destruction certificates for quick retrieval
      • Ensure absolute security by setting access for the management of tapes, hard drives, and other IT assets
      • Consolidate your backup tape management, hard drive destruction, and offline IT asset movement into a single, easy-to-use application
      • Ensure uniform offline IT asset movement by connecting servers to drives

Comprehensive documentation for easy compliance The most important aspect of compliance and reducing the legal risks associated with IT asset disposition is having the proper – and well documented – procedures and processes in place. The AssetAware module does just that. Every movement of your hard drive or other offline IT asset – from inception to destruction – can be tracked and documented. The result is a complete paper trail consolidated in an easy-to-use, Web-accessible application and available to auditors with a click of the mouse.

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