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Vol. 11 Num. 6 August 2012

Get ready for dedupe 2.0

A few companies are still kicking the tires of deduplication products, but veteran users should be thinking about how they can step up to the next level of backup dedupe. Anything labeled "2.0" carries the expectation of being the “next big thing” or at least something better than what you have now. This phenomenon is coming to the world of storage in the form of Dedupe 2.0 and it’s a cool development. Whether you’re a veteran dedupe user ready to step up to a new version or still in the initial evaluation phase, data deduplication is a “when” not an “if.” And frankly, the “when” is now. Everyone understands that disk-based protection is a better frontline defense for most recovery scenarios. But disk-based protection without deduplication can be cost prohibitive, so you need dedupe to make disk-based protection as cost effective as possible. From there, you can proceed to the cloud, retain data on tape or just replicate it to another disk. But you need disk and, therefore, you need dedupe. New research from Enterprise Strategy ...

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Features in this issue

  • Flash! All-solid-state arrays

    by  Chris Evans

    Solid-state storage has made its way into servers, hybrid storage arrays and caching devices, but all-solid-state arrays are an emerging class of high-performance storage systems.

  • Efficient storage

    by  Jacob Gsoedl

    Getting the most from your storage system is a basic requirement, but with many efficiency techniques you’ll have to decide if performance tops capacity utilization.

  • Big data is no big myth

    by  Rich Castagna

    However "big data" is defined, 58% of respondents say their companies are dealing with it, and 41% have even bought -- or plan to buy -- some new gear to grapple with it.

  • Disaster recovery in the cloud

    by  Eric Slack

    Hybrid cloud disaster recovery (DR) appliances are an emerging class of business continuity product that makes effective and timely DR affordable for even the smallest of firms.

Columns in this issue

  • How to make storage techs even more confusing

    by  Rich Castagna

    There’s a lot happening techwise in the data storage world, but the ever-growing hype, hoopla and hazy language are making it even harder for everyone to understand.

  • Omnia in orbis? Really?

    by  Jon Toigo

    Data archiving, data hygiene and good old common sense can help keep your company off the spinning disk treadmill. Find out what Jon Toigo has to say on the subject.

  • Get ready for dedupe 2.0

    by  Jason Buffington

    A few companies are still kicking the tires of deduplication products, but veteran users should be thinking about how they can step up to the next level of backup dedupe.

  • Tape is in it for the long haul

    by  Jeff Byrne, Contributor

    Recent Taneja Group research indicates tape technology is thriving, and that users are finding innovative and cost-effective ways of implementing tape systems.

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