back to article Kaminario offloads compression to Intel's QAT engine

Kaminario is getting better data compression by using Intel’s C6268 chipset in its K2 all-flash array's gen 6 storage controllers. The C6268 features QuickAssist Technology (QAT) and Kaminario uses this in offloading inline compression from its Xeon SP processors to a dedicated compression engine. The array’s VisionOS also …

  1. spinning risk

    Better data compression?

    Been seeing alot more of this company lately, looks like they are still doing well in the AFA space. The article says 30% better but what is that compared to?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    30% better compared to using the Xeon processors on the storage controllers.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Add dedupe!

    Well? Looks like they will be offloading a lot more than compression... they might be reduplicareis n the entire staff here.

    1. spinning risk

      Re: Add dedupe!

      Your comment makes no sense....

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Add dedupe!

        I think it relates to rumors that some overseas countries - in Europe - closed within the last week or two....and not insignificant countries.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    C6268 chipset ??

    Is this chipset not in GA from intel ? It isn't listed in intel QAT adapters or any of the Intel chipsets . Also , these look like AIC so if there is an upgrade to include these QAT adapter AICs the K2 AFA has to be powered off ? Compression feature may be licensed feature like IBMs V7000 QAT and TB license based ?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: C6268 chipset ??

      Chip is not GA yet. Kaminario has them already in testing for a year. These are online upgrades no downtime. Also, Kaminario does not charge for any of its software; it is an all inclusive sale. Replication, Snapshots, TP, Inline, selectable DeDUP and Compression all included.

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