Reference Architectures for IBM Real-time Compression Technology

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 10 January 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738453668
ISBN-13: 9780738453668
IBM Form #: REDP-5031-00
(84 pages)

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Authors: Roland Tretau, JinSu Kim, Beatriz Nolte, Gary Nunn


Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® is introducing the IBM Real-time Compression™ Appliances 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.

This IBM® Redpaper® publication was written to provide deployment guidelines, and preferred practices for clients who want to implement IBM Real-time compression technologies. IBM Real-time Compression Appliances provide on-line storage optimization through real-time data compression, delivering dramatic cost reduction without performance degradation together with IBM System Storage N series. IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V7000, and Storwize V7000 Unified Disk Systems provide internal Real-time Compression technology discussed in this paper.

This paper is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to successfully architect an IBM Real-time Compression solutions. It is suitable for IT Architects, Business Partners, IBM clients, storage solution integrators, and IBM specialist sales representatives.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Solution architectures
Chapter 2. Introduction to the IBM Real-time Compression Appliance
Chapter 3. Server technology
Chapter 4. IBM System Storage N series
Chapter 5. Real-time compression in SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000

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