IBM TS7700 Series of virtual tape servers are designed to attach to the TS3500 and TS4500 tape library and are available as stand-alone storage systems independent of a tape library. The TS7700 offers a modular and scalable architecture allowing for capacity growth as needs change. The TS7700 series adds the disk performance allowing greater efficiency and can be configured in a grid environment with a disaster recovery box for additional backup.

IBM TS7700 Series Technical Specifications

TS7720 Server-Stand Alone-ComponentsChannel SupportController SupportCache Drawer SupportEncryption Capable
3952-F05 TS7720 FrameN/AFO5 Frame- Holds servers 3957-VEA, 3956-VEB + Controllers 3956-CS7,3956-CS8 and 3956-CS93956-CS7, 3956-XS9Yes
3957-VEA ServerMAX 4 of the following 4GB Ficon: 3441 4GB SW, 3442 4GB LW, 3443 4GB 10K LW3956-CS7 or CS8Up pto 6 x 3956 XS7 with CS7 (XS7s can have 1 or 2 TB Drives depending on CS7 or CS8 connection)No
3957-VEB ServerMax 4 of the following Ficon: 3441 4GB SW, 3442 4GB LW, 3443 4GB 10K LW; 3438 8GB SW, 3439 8GB LW3956 CS8 or CS9Up to 9 3956-XS7s (With Base CS8), Up to 9 3956-XS9s (with Base CS9)Yes
TS7740 Server-Tape Attached-ComponentsChannel SupportController SupportCache Drawer SupportEncryption Capable
3952-F05 TS7740 FrameN/AF05 Frame - Holds servers 3957-V06, 3957-V07 + Controllers 3956-CC6, 3956-CC7, 3956-CC8, 3956-CC93956-CX6, 3956-CX7, 3956-CX9Yes
3957-V06MAX 4 of the following 4GB Ficon: 3441 4GB SW, 34424GB LW, 3443 4GB 10K LW3956-CC6 or CC73956-CX6 (up to 0, 1, 3 or 5 with a V06 or V07 and CC6); 3956-CX6 (up to 0, 1 or 3 with a V07 and CC7)No
3957-V07Max 4 of the following Ficon: 3441 4GB SW, 3442 4GB LW, 3443 4GB 10K LW; 3438 8GB SW, 3439 8GB LW3956-CC7, CC8, or CC93956-CX6 (up to 0, 1 or 3 and CC7); 3957-CX7 (up to 0, 1 or 3 with CC8); 3957-CX9 (up to 0, 1 or 3 with CC9)Yes
TS7760 - Stand Alone or Tape Attached - ComponentsChannel SupportController SupportCache Drawer SupportEncryption Capable
3952-F06 TS7760 FrameN/AF06 Frame - Holds server 3957-VEC+ Controller 3956-CSA3956-XSAYes
3956-VECMax of 4 of the following Ficon: 3438 8 FB SW; 3439 8GB LW; 3402 16GB SW; 3403 16GB LW3956-CSA3956-XSA (Up to 9 supported with CSA)Yes