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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Craig Wilson, IT director at the Minneapolis law firm of Winthrop & Weinstine, became convinced that a deduplication strategy could benefit him as he watched the recurring costs associated with his tape management system climb. Last year, Wilson invested in a Data Domain Appliance, a product that promises cost-effective, long-term, onsite retention and highly efficient WAN vaulting for disaster recovery. At that point, Wilson tried to forecast his data growth. But within a month, the law firm exceeded the initial capacity of the Data Domain Appliance Series because of a court case that generated reams of files and required Wilson to back up 1.5TB of data. "I try to anticipate our growth rate but then, Bam!, everything changes," he says. Wilson now has two choices for scalability: purchase a second appliance or buy a new, larger Data Domain DDX Array. He'll present a case to management for both options, but his vote would be for a larger Data Domain array. "The new Data Domain DDX arrays have expansion cabinets and expansion is a necessity," says Wilson. He ... Access >>>

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