IBM Real-time Compression

Storage efficiency solutions for primary active data

The IBM Real-time Compression STN6500 Appliance has been withdrawn from the market, effective February 5, 2013. This product has been replaced with the STN7800 Appliance.


Highlights

IBM Real-time Compression is a new storage efficiency solution for primary, active data

IBM Real-time Compression Appliances are the only storage compression solutions that can shrink primary, online data in real time, without performance degradation. By significantly reducing storage requirements, organisations can keep up to five times more information online for analytics, use the improved efficiency to reduce storage costs, or achieve a combination of greater capacity and reduced cost.

By transparently compressing primary data by up to 80 percent, IBM Real-time Compression helps control the growth of storage, reducing the amount of storage to be managed, powered and cooled.

IBM Real-time Compression Appliances increase the effective capacity of the existing storage infrastructure, helping enterprises meet the demands of rapid data growth while also maintaining or enhancing storage performance. All IBM Real-time Compression Appliances use IBM’s patented real-time data compression techniques for primary storage, delivering optimisation and savings throughout the entire data life cycle. The results can be rapid ROI, reduced operating expenses, and lower environmental impact.

IBM Real-time Compression Appliance STN6500

Systems

IBM offers a broad systems and storage portfolio combined with decades of experience solving real business problems. With x86, POWER and mainframe systems, disk, tape and network storage systems, IBM can offer the right combination of systems to meet the challenges of your business.

Storage

Storage efficiency is more vital than ever. Your disk utilisation rate may be as low as 20% — while the amount of data you are required to store is exploding. IBM Storage can help.

Networking

The smarter data centre with improved economics of IT can be achieved by connecting servers and storage with a high-speed and intelligent network fabric that is smarter, faster, greener, open and easy to manage. IBM takes an open, standards-based approach to implement the latest advances in today’s flat, converged data centre network designs.

Software

IBM's comprehensive Systems Software solutions help to centralise, streamline and automate your physical and virtual infrastructure, allowing you to optimise workloads and increase your ability to deliver IT services that align with business goals. Let us show you how IBM Systems Software helps you realise the value of IBM smarter computing, by allowing a more effective use of the advanced features in IBM hardware and operating systems.

Integrated solutions

The reality is that you need an IT infrastructure designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in the cloud. If your IT staff spends all of their time managing IT, they won’t be working with you to drive innovation. You need your infrastructure to help you in the marketplace, to help you innovate, to help you be more competitive, to help you succeed.

Systems-related services

IBM Systems-related services offers a full range of services to help design, develop, integrate, optimise, validate and deploy comprehensive solutions that support On Demand Business.


  • Edison Group analyst report

    A Validation and Comparison of Storage Efficiency Technology: Compression


  • IBM Real-time Compression, Storwize V7000 and SVC demo

    See how to set up IBM Real-time Compression and its benefits


  • ESG Lab Validation Report

    Reducing Storage Capacity and Costs without Compromise