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Should you go with a software-based approach that allows for policy-based deduplication or a hardware-based approach because it can be implemented quickly and easily? By Lauren Whitehouse The impact that data growth is having on backup windows is driving more organizations to implement disk-to-disk backup. This has created tremendous interest in data deduplication because the capacity optimization resulting from deduplication means that data can be retained longer on disk, which increases the likelihood of a disk-based recovery vs. a slower, manual, tape-based recovery. While deduplication has been a feature of several backup offerings for years, the technology has been most widely adopted in backup hardware, such as virtual tape libraries (VTLs) and network-attached storage (NAS)-based disk targets. Meanwhile, deduplication implementations in backup software require organizations to switch out legacy solutions, which the hardware-based deduplication vendors have made sure to point out isn't always a desirable path. Now that mainstream backup software ... Access >>>
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