IBM Real Time Compression Appliance: What is new in RTCA Version 3.8

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 16 May 2012

Authors: Roland Tretau, Misa Miletic, Steven Pemberton, Tom Provost, Teddy Setiawan


Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Real-time Compression Appliances for NAS, which is 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 off-site or on harder-to-access tape, so they can support improved analytics and decision making.

This IBM Redpaper™ describes the enhancements made in Release 3.8 of the Real-time Compression Appliance as compared to Release 3.7.1.

This is a companion IBM Redpaper to "Introduction to IBM Real-time Compression Appliances", SG24-7953. The IBM Redbooks® publication is located at:

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What is new in RTCA Version 3.8

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