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Kaminario Leverages Intel Technology for Advanced Data Compression

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by Angela Guess

A new press release reports, “Kaminario, a leading all-flash storage company, today announced additional details of its new generation of all-flash storage capability based on Intel technology. Kaminario’s K2 all-flash array Gen6 storage controllers, manufactured by Supermicro, incorporate a module powered by the Intel® C6268 chipset with Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT).  Leveraging this configuration, the Kaminario K2 offloads inline compression from the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to a dedicated compression engine, yielding benefits including: (1) Increased data reduction ratio by 30 percent with implementation of the DEFLATE compression algorithm that uses a combination of the LZ77 algorithm and Huffman coding with no impact on latency. (2) Enhanced level of assured effective capacity as part Kaminario ForeSightTM business assurance program. (3) Re-capture CPU cycles to handle more data and customer facing services which results in better overall system performance.”

The release goes on, “Intel QAT, supporting compression/decompression acceleration, is implemented as a PCIe/NVMe module that is integrated by utilizing front-loading PCIe/NVMe slots in the storage controllers manufactured by Supermicro.  This highly flexible approach supports the compression engine as well as opens up a path for leveraging future innovations such as the integration of NVMe connected storage class memory drives like Intel® Optane™ SSDs. Kaminario K2 is powered by VisionOSTM, a software-defined storage architecture and framework for implementing data services. VisionOS DataShrink is the full set of data reduction services, including the updated compression algorithm, selectable deduplication, thin provisioning, and RAID protection services.”

Read more at Globe Newswire.

Photo credit: Kaminario

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