ScaleFlux has resurrected compression as a means of increasing the performance, efficiency, capacity, and endurance of enterprise SSDs.
ScaleFlux is looking to shake up the enterprise storage industry by taking a new approach to a bygone solution for increasing both storage performance and data density per gigabyte. Years ago, the controller company, SandForce, pioneered the technology of leveraging compression as a means to an end, with that end being more performance and greater data density per gigabyte than its contemporaries.
For a time, SandForce reigned supreme as the purveyor of the world’s best performing, highest enduring, and highest data density per gigabyte SSDs on the planet. Well, that was back in the days when SATA 600 was the fastest interface going. Back then, employing SandForce’s compression technology at scale had a side effect that ultimately spelled its doom, over-taxing host resources. […]