Moscow, Idaho – (The Hosting News) – December 2, 2008 – NTT Communications Company’s web hosting, managed services and applications provider, Verio, Inc., has selected Comtech Telecommunications Corp.’s AHA compression card, to manage data storage appliances and reduce disk requirements.
Fred Martin, Vice President of operations, Verio remarked, ”Verio selected the AHA compression card because it allows us to increase the capacity of our backup infrastructure with no increase in server count or datacenter space. Testing during initial trials showed Verio was able to reduce its content to 38 percent of its original size (compression ratio of 2.6:1). Having this technology available in the market today has helped Verio to save thousands of dollars in capital and operational expenses by freeing up storage space and enabling a longer life-span on our drives and servers.”
The AHA363-PCle card offers many advantages over software-based compression solutions. It is faster, offers lower latencies and requires less power to perform the compression function than other options. The AHA363-PCle offloads the data compression task from the core CPUs, thus freeing up resources for other tasks, while significantly reducing power consumption.
The system is based on Comtech AHAâ€™s AHA3610 design – the industry’s first-ever GZIP compression and decompression integrated circuit (IC) – which offers up to 2.5 Gbits/sec throughput via hardware, while also giving significant power savings over GZIP software compression.
Based on the Open Standard GZIP Data Compression Algorithm, the AHA363-PCle supports compression throughput at 5.0 Gbps using an industry standard X4 lane PCI-Express Interface.
Product features include:
- Full GZIP algorithm compliance
- x4 PCI Express Interface
- Uses 2 AHA3610 IC’s
- 5.0 Gb/sec uncompressed throughput
- Efficient scatter gather DMA
- Single stream or intermixed streams
- Software drivers and source code
- Linux and Windows reference drivers
Comtech AHA Corporation develops and markets application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), boards, and intellectual property core technology for communications systems architects worldwide. Comtech AHA provides flexible, cost-effective solutions for today’s growing bandwidth and reliability challenges. Located in Moscow, Idaho, Comtech AHA has been providing leading edge Forward Error Correction and Lossless Data Compression technology for more than twenty years and offers a variety of standard and custom IC solutions for the data communications industry. Comtech AHA Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL).
Verio, Inc. enables companies to conduct business online with a suite of Web-based services that include hosting, on-demand business software and managed IT/webmaster services. Verio puts its customers on the growth path to succeed by helping them employ the Web as a tool to drive and manage their business. A wholly owned subsidiary of global communications leader NTT Communications, Verio serves customers in 146 countries worldwide via a direct sales model, an active reseller channel and private label partnerships with global carriers and telecommunications companies. Verio is supported by NTT with highly reliable and scalable global infrastructure and systems including the NTT Communications Global IP Network.
For more information about Comtech AHA, please visit: www.aha.com.
To learn more about Verio, please visit: www.verio.com.