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Data is growing. We all see it. And now, to add even more pressure, storage budgets are slowing. We at Pure wanted to get ahead of this—to provide a way for you to get even more value from your array. One way to get more is by squeezing more data onto your FlashArray™. We already have some of the highest data reduction rates today, where up to 10:1 is quite common, but we wanted to see how much further we could go to help stretch your storage capacity along with your storage dollar. And the answer to that challenge is the new DirectCompress Accelerator compression card (DCA).
By moving software compression to dedicated hardware, DCA increases inline compression by 30% (that means squeezing even more data onto your systems) and returns CPU cycles previously spent on compression back to the array. That means you win two ways—you get more data storage for free, and your array will run faster. And best of all, DCA will be available to all our customers simply as part of their current purchase. Starting today, every new FlashArray//XL will ship with DCA included, and we expect to roll DCA into our other FlashArray models
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