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Data-reduction technologies are emerging as key components of data protection products. By reducing the amount of data stored, you can cut storage costs and gain greater backup efficiency.
Whether your company is big or small, you've likely seen your digital data grow at an alarming rate. Cheaper storage arrays and the emergence of cost- and capacity-efficient SATA drives have helped relieve the pressure, but just throwing disk at the problem isn't a long-term solution. Storage management costs are generally proportional to the amount of data managed. Reducing the amount of data that needs to be stored and managed is one big way to reduce storage costs.
This was first published in July 2006