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Capacity optimization is storage's newest hot topic
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of Vol. 9 Num. 7 October 2010
With demonstrated results for backup, data reduction techniques are now being aimed at primary storage. It's a hot market, but there are still plenty of wrinkles to iron out. By Jeff Byrne Mergers and acquisitions are alive and well in the storage industry, particularly when it comes to storage capacity optimization (SCO). SCO technologies, such as data deduplication and compression, increase the utilization of primary, secondary and/or archived storage by shrinking the amount of stored data. Despite being a relatively new market, we've seen a recent surge of SCO consolidation. In a single month, Dell Inc. scooped up compression and dedupe vendor Ocarina Networks Inc. and IBM picked up real-time compression supplier Storwize Inc. And don't forget EMC Corp.'s acquisition of Data Domain Inc. last year. Dedupe slims backups SCO technologies have traditionally had their greatest impact on backup storage, with data deduplication playing the leading role. Dedupe vendors can often reduce needed backup capacity by 90% to 95% or, put ...
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