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Published: 20 Oct 2012

One of the hottest storage topics these days is data deduplication, a broad term that includes several technologies such as single-instance storage and commonality factoring. While it can trim data capacities significantly and forestall buying more disk, deduplication has always been the exclusive province of nearline storage, most often used in conjunction with data protection applications such as archiving. But few dedupe vendors have tried to apply their techniques to primary storage largely because of the impact on performance. A couple of pioneering vendors hope to change this. Storewiz recently rolled out the next generation of its primary storage compression appliance, which has been available for more than a year. FalconStor Software has a similar compression product on the drawing board. "We are expecting this special-purpose computing module to be available in [the] late 2007, early 2008 timeframe," notes ReiJane Huai, FalconStor's chairman and CEO. The two companies are taking somewhat different routes, but the goal is the same--to put the squeeze... Access >>>

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