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Published: 18 Oct 2012

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how data deduplication is moving from backup to primary storage. Dedupe’s great for trimming primary data stores, but there are other technologies that can do the job. Standard in many backup and archival products, data reduction is now becoming more prevalent for primary storage. The main drivers for this phenomenon are measurable cost savings from having to buy fewer disks and reducing annual support fees, to lowering operational expenses related to storage management. Data reduction may also have a pleasant impact on data storage performance: by not having inactive data occupy valuable high-performance storage, overall storage and application performance may get a welcome performance boost. In a typical enterprise, according to Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) research, 80% of files stored on primary storage haven’t been accessed in the last 30 days; the same report asserts that inactive data grows at more than four times the rate of active data. With these facts in mind, it’s no surprise that data ... Access >>>

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    • NetBackup, Avamar emerge as top backup apps by Rich Castagna

      In our sixth Quality Awards for backup and recovery software, users picked a relative newcomer and a weathered veteran as service and reliability standard-bearers.

    • Pare down primary storage by Jacob Gsoedl

      Data deduplication is moving from backup to primary storage. Dedupe’s great for trimming primary data stores, but there are other technologies that can do the job.

    • Dedupe performance is effective if not remarkable by Rich Castagna

      Approximately 60% of our survey respondents are using data deduplication in backup. Find out the data reduction rates they’re getting and what non-dedupers say about the technology

    • Managing storage for virtual server environments by Eric Siebert

      Virtual servers and storage systems don’t have to exist in separate worlds; new tools and plug-ins provide single-console management of both virtual servers and storage.

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