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This article is part of the Vol. 9 Num. 5 July/August 2010 issue of Good match: iSCSI and vSphere
A technology borrowed from backup may end up the biggest thing to happen to storage in a long time. When the Beatles sang "You say want a revolution" back in 1968, you can be sure they weren't singing about data storage. Changes to storage technologies happen so slowly that it's sometimes hard to recognize them even while they're happening. It's more like evolution, and at a Darwinian pace at that. Storage can be a real snoozer sometimes, so a couple of current developments are notable not only for the changes they're likely to bring, but for the pace of that change. Maybe "revolution" is too strong a word, but sleepy old storage is about to get quite a shakeup. Solid-state storage clearly ranks as a game-changer that will undoubtedly alter the face of storage. But that story's going to take a little more time to develop. Data deduplication, on the other hand, is poised to rattle some cages right now. Data deduplication is all the rage for backup. The level of interest in backup dedupe has been pinning the popularity meter for a few years now, even if our ... Access >>>
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