Data Storage Handbook

Learn all about data deduplication

Data deduplication offers an attractive solution to the problem of having to create ever more demanding backups through its ability to reduce data significantly. The question is, will

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data deduplication work in your storage infrastructure? How can you separate the data deduplication wheat from the chaff? This handbook takes an in-depth look at data deduplication technology and offers advice on how to evaluate data deduplication products.

How data deduplication works

Chapter one of our data deduplication handbook explains how data deduplication works so you can maximize the efficiency of this data reduction technology.

How to evaluate software-based data deduplication

In the second chapter of our data deduplication handbook, learn how to evaluate data deduplication software and dedupe's relationship to compression and encryption.

How to evaluate hardware-based data deduplication products

In chapter three, you'll learn the pros and cons of hardware-based data deduplication products, as well as in-band and out-of-band performance issues.

How to ensure scaling and reliability in data deduplication systems

In chapter four, you'll learn how to scale a data deduplication system to make sure your files are safe and available at all times.

This was first published in November 2007

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