NAS / N series Solution Design for Real-time Compression Appliances

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 03 September 2011

Authors: Roland Tretau, Michael Jahn, Christof Schirra, Eyal Traitel, Lucian Vlaicu


Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® is introducing the IBM Real-time Compression Appliances (RTCA) for NAS, an innovative new storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies, combined with exceptional ease of use and performance.

In an era when the amount of information—particularly in unstructured files—is exploding but budgets for storing that information are stagnant, IBM Real-time Compression technology offers a powerful tool for better information management, protection and access.

IBM Real-time Compression can help slow the growth of storage acquisition, reducing storage costs while simplifying both operations and management. It also enables organizations to keep more data available for use rather than storing it offsite or on harder-to-access tape, so they can support improved analytics and decision making.

IBM Real-time Compression Appliances provide on-line storage optimization through real-time data compression, delivering dramatic cost reduction without performance degradation.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication is an easy-to-follow guide that describes how to design successfully solutions using IBM Real-time Compression Appliances with the IBM System Storage® N series.

Table of contents

Introduction / Overview
Terms and definitions
N series single node solutions
N series dual node solutions
N series MetroCluster solutions
N series with MultiStore

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