Permabit and AHA Partnership Improves Data Center CAPEX and OPEX
October 26, 2016

BOSTON, /PRNewswire/ -- Permabit Technology Corporation, leaders in data reduction, and AHA Products Group (AHA) today announced a technology partnership that will enable hyperscale data centers to reduce CAPEX/OPEX, increase performance, increase storage capacity, and extend the life-cycle of their flash memory storage systems.

Many new applications generate petabytes of ephemeral data requiring compression rates of 40 Gbps or more. In these applications, CPU overhead from data compression can lead to significant reductions in performance and increases in CAPEX and OPEX. Through this partnership, Permabit's HIOPS Compression® will enable customers to utilize AHA's GZIP Compression/Decompression Accelerators to further extend performance and efficiency.

When comparing a 20 core server performing only GZIP compression or decompression, the AHA374 GZIP accelerator simultaneously provides 8X compression and 2X decompression throughput. Compared to LZO/LZ4 data compression, the AHA374 GZIP accelerator increases storage capacity by almost 50%.

"As our 3rd generation data compression product, we've focused on high quality hardware and plug-and-play ZLIB/GZIP software libraries. Combined with our first class customer support, integration is straightforward and painless for the end customer," said Jeff Hannon, VP of AHA Engineering. "We are thrilled to add Permabit's HIOPS Compression to our list of integrators that includes KX systems and Velocimetrics, among many others."

"Permabit and AHA are working together to ensure that VDO, the only complete data reduction solution for the Linux storage stack, works seamlessly with AHA GZIP compression accelerators to maximize compression rates and increase data center density," said Louis Imershein, VP Product for Permabit and author of the Data Efficiency magazine on Flipboard. "By integrating HIOPS Compression with AHA Accelerators we are continuing to expand Permabit's VDO software in the Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) market segment beyond our OEM and OS (open-source) implementations. This is another example of the flexibility, breadth and depth of Permabit Albireo data reduction capabilities."

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About AHA Products Group
For almost three decades, AHA has been the global leader in Lossless Data Compression and Forward Error Correction. Based in Moscow, Idaho, the design center develops and markets ICs, PCBs, and IP Cores for commercial and government customers worldwide. AHA products are used in Network Transmission, WAN Optimization, Enterprise Storage, Satellite, and Terrestrial Communications, and a wide variety of other systems where data throughput and integrity are vital. AHA Products Group is a part of Comtech EF Data Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment. For more information, please visit AHA Products Group on Twitter: And/or on LinkedIn:

About Permabit:
Permabit pioneers the development of data reduction software that provides data deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning. Our innovative products enable customers to get to market quickly with solutions that cut effective cost, accelerate performance, and gain a competitive advantage. Just as server virtualization revolutionized the economics of compute, Permabit software is transforming the economics of storage today.

Permabit is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with operations in California, Korea and Japan. For more information, visit

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