Permabit and AHA Products Group in Partnership

For compression for hyperscale data centers
This is a Press Release edited by on 2016.10.31

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Permabit Technology Corporation, in data reduction and AHA Products Group (Comtech EF Data Corporation), announced a technology partnership that will enable hyperscale data centers to reduce CAPEX/OPEX, increase performance, increase storage capacity, and extend the life-cycle of their flash memory storage systems.

Many applications generate petabytes of ephemeral data requiring compression rates of 40Gb/s or more. In these applications, CPU overhead from data compression can lead to reductions in performance and increases in CAPEX and OPEX. Through this partnership, Permabit's HIO/s Compression will enable customers to utilize AHA's GZIP Compression/Decompression Accelerators to further extend performance and efficiency.

When comparing a 20 core server performing only GZIP compression or decompression, the AHA374 GZIP accelerator simultaneously provides 8X compression and 2X decompression throughput. Compared to LZO/LZ4 data compression, the AHA374 GZIP accelerator increases storage capacity by almost 50%.

"As our 3rd generation data compression product, we've focused on high quality hardware and plug and play ZLIB/GZIP software libraries. Combined with our first class customer support, integration is straightforward and painless for the end customer," said Jeff Hannon, VP, AHA engineering. "We are thrilled to add Permabit's HIO/s Compression to our list of integrators that includes  KX systems, Velocimetrics, among many others."

"Permabit and AHA are working together to ensure that VDO, the only complete data reduction solution for the Linux storage stack, works seamlessly with AHA GZIP compression accelerators to maximize compression rates and increase data center density," said Louis Imershein, VP product, Permabit, and author of the Data Efficiency magazine on Flipboard. "By integrating HIO/s Compression with AHA Accelerators we are continuing to expand Permabit's VDO software in the Original Design Manufacturer market segment beyond our OEM and OS (open-source) implementations. This is another example of the flexibility, breadth and depth of Permabit Albireo data reduction capabilities. "

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