Everyone knows data volumes are exploding faster than IT budgets. And customers are increasingly moving to flash storage, which is faster and easier to use than hard drives, but still more expensive. To cope with this conundrum and squeeze more efficiency from storage, storage vendors and customers can turn to data reduction techniques such as compression, deduplication, thin provisioning and snapshots. This webcast will specifically focus on data compression, which can be done at different times, at stages in the storage process, and using different techniques. We’ll discuss:
•Where compression can be done: at the client, on the network, on the storage controller, or within the storage devices
•What types of data should be compressed
•When to compress: real-time compression vs. post-process compression
•Different compression techniques
•How compression affects performance
Tune in to this compact and informative SNIA webcast, which packs in copious content .
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog: https://sniansfblog.org/data-compression-qa/