The state of backup dedupe
We've debated source vs. target dedupe approaches, whether dedupe is better implemented in hardware or software, global vs. local dedupe and so on. We'll take stock of where backup data dedupe is now and where it's heading, including what the major players are doing, de facto standards that are getting attention, and new or enhanced dedupe products
Storage virtualization: It's ready, are you?
Storage virtualization was always a good idea, but it seemed hard to do and inevitably led to vendor lock-in. But storage virtualization products are now easier to implement and offer the kinds of efficiencies storage managers are trying to squeeze out of their installed systems. We look at storage virtualization trends and provide insight into some of the most popular hardware/software virtualization choices.
New trends in storage
Many smaller and often more nimble storage vendors are breaking ground with new or revamped technologies. This story profiles some of the more intriguing players, products and techs that are likely to have an impact on mainstream storage systems.
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This was first published in July 2011