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AHA Improves All-Flash Array Performance with Data Compression Accelerators

MOSCOW, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- September 13, 2016--AHA Products Group (AHA), a recognized technology leader in data compression technology, announced today that Juan Deaton, Research Scientist with AHA, will present "Smashing Bits: Comparing Data Compression Techniques in Storage" at the Storage Developers Conference.

As all-flash array technology matures and moves into full feature platforms, early adopter applications, such as server virtualization and on-line transaction processing, will be surpassed by industrial internet-of-things applications. These new future applications are expected to generate peta-bytes of ephemeral data that require large compression rates and data write throughput. In these applications, storage controller overhead from data compression can lead to significant performance impacts. This presentation compares the performance of different data compression algorithms (LZO, LZ4, GZIP, and BZIP2). Comparisons will be shown in terms of throughput, CPU utilization, and power.

Based on performance experiments, the AHA374 GZIP accelerators can provide the same compression throughput as 14 Xeon cores performing LZO/LZ4. Additionally, the AHA374 GZIP accelerator increases flash memory cycle lifetime and storage capacity by almost 50% by providing higher compression ratios than LZO/LZ4.

The presentation will take place on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 4:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, CA.

About AHA Products Group

For almost three decades, AHA has been the global leader in Lossless Data Compression and Forward Error Correction and now supports full digital modem solutions and crypto acceleration technologies. 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. A recognized technology innovator, AHA has a reputation for exceptional product quality, reliability, outstanding customer support and is an AS9100 certified manufacturer. AHA Products Group is a part of Comtech EF Data Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) and part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment. For more information, please visit www.aha.com.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings.


Financial Media Contact:
Michael D. Porcelain, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Telephone: (631) 962-7000
E-mail: info@comtechtel.com
Product Media Contact:
Joel Bifford, Inside Sales Manager
AHA Products Group
Comtech EF Data Corp.
Telephone: (208) 892-5600
Email: sales@aha.com

Source: AHA Products Group

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