IBM Real-time Compression

Storage efficiency solutions for primary active data

The IBM Real-time Compression STN6800 Appliance has been withdrawn from the market, effective February 5, 2013. This product has been replaced with the STN7800 Appliance.


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 STN6800

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