IBM Real-Time Compression Appliance: New Features in Version 3.9

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 30 August 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738450847
ISBN-13: 9780738450841
IBM Form #: REDP-4879-00
(54 pages)

Authors: Roland Tretau, Jeff Lin, Dirk Peitzmann, Steven Pemberton, Tom Provost, Marco Schwarz


IBM® continues its commitment to develop and deliver industry-leading storage technology by introducing the IBM Real-Time Compression Appliances for network-attached storage (NAS). This innovative new storage offering delivers essential storage efficiency technologies, combined with exceptional ease of use and performance.

This era is a time when the amount of information, particularly in unstructured files, is exploding; however, 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 and simplifying both operations and management. Compression also enables organizations to keep more data available for use rather than storing it off-site or on harder-to-access tape. More efficient storage allows organizations to provide improved analytics and decision making. The IBM Real-Time Compression Appliances provide online storage optimization through real-time data compression, delivering dramatic cost reduction without performance degradation.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes the enhancements made in Release 3.9 of the IBM Real-Time Compression Appliance (RTCA), compared to previous Releases 3.7.1. and 3.8. This paper is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about the RTCA Version 3.9.

This publication is a companion IBM Redpaper to Introduction to IBM Real-Time Compression Appliances, SG24-7953. You can view the full book at this website:

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. New features and enhancements in Release 3.9
Chapter 3. Capacity Advisor
Chapter 4. EMC storage integration

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