Think all compression technologies are created equal? Depending on the implementation, there are potential performance impacts associated with writing and reading compressed data as either an inline or post process implementation. The potential impact can create a considerable performance overhead on the array, especially for highly active data and workloads.
To avoid this potential impact, VMAX All Flash provides a unique Adaptive Compression Engine that combines intelligent algorithms, hardware acceleration, and a dynamic back end automation. The end result delivers the space efficiency of compression with the low latency and high IOPS of an all flash storage array.
Here’s a cool “Light Board” with Rob Tasker, Corporate Systems Engineer for the VMAX Product Group to describe the Adaptive Compression Engine in more detail.