IBM Compression offering update
On Feb 5th IBM announced more SmarterPlanet enhancements, and from a storage perspective announced a lot of different options. One example was the new Real-time Compression Appliance™ Model STN7800. The new STN7800 appliance provides compression for large complex environments with improved performance, user transparent operation and new unlimited capacity licensing.
As we established last week in my Compression Blog the main enterprise benefit of compression is data reduction. The new compression appliance also offers compression for IBM and competitive NAS storage offerings. A key benefit of the new appliance is improved physical storage utilization up to 80 percent -- 5x more than previous versions. Hardware updates in this new version help clients maintain outstanding compression results with no application performance degradation.
IBM has the best compression offering in the marketplace today the file compression offering via the STN7800 appliance and in software form which was implemented into the SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000. While others might clamor about they way they perform compression our compression offerings are unmatched in the marketplace today!
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