At the time I tested Litespeed it had (or has) a Native Command Substitution that loads as a service and capture native SQL maintenance plans as they execute re-routing them through the Litespeed engine.
When we added up the compression (savings in disk space and tape), speed and NCS (with any other product we would have been faced with changing over 10,000 maintenance plans), it became a no-brainer.
Unfortunately, the company (a major play in the IT industry) was going through cost cutting and reorganization again so we never got approval to purchase Litespeed.
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