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Method and System for Reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by Presenting Potential Compression Saving and Compression Saving Status

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241434D
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-25
Document File: 3 page(s) / 90K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for providing one or more compression values for one or more volumes present on a storage system. A user can select best compression values from one or more values for a volume and perform the compression.

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Method and System for Reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by Presenting Potential Compression Saving and Compression Saving Status
Disclosed is a method and system for providing one or more compression values for one or more volumes present on a storage system. A user can select a best potential compression value from one or more compression values. Thereafter the user selects a volume which fits for the best compression value from one or more volumes. Subsequently, the user performs the compression on the selected volume with the best potential compression value.

The method and system disclosed herein provides a single graphical user interface (GUI) component to renders one or more states for a storage system to a user. The states could be such as, but not limited to, potential compression value, compression and decompression progress and current/final state of the compressed storage. The user can select best potential compression values from one or more values rendered on the GUI for a compressible volume.

Consider an exemplary scenario, a single GUI component illustrated in Fig. 1 to Fig. 4 renders one or more states for a storage system.

Fig. 1 illustrates a compression status of a storage system in the GUI.

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Figure 1

From fig. 1, a user can decide which volume has better potential compression value and decide to compress the volume

with highest potential compression.

When the user performs the compression, the method and system renders a pro...