IBM Real-time Compression helps reduces the amount of physical storage that is required in your environment while maintaining high performance of the storage system. You can reuse free space in the existing storage without archiving or deleting data.
Because it is integrated into the existing software stack in a fully transparent way, previously existing features are supported for compressed volumes. The comprestimator utility, which is integrated into the the XIV GUI, shows potential savings when IBM Real-time Compression is used.
Read the draft of the Implementing IBM Real-time Compression on the IBM XIV
Storage System, REDP-5216 IBM Redpaper publication for more information about the following topics:
- IBM Real-time Compression technology
- Common use cases
- Planning and implementation