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Although it’s become a staple of backup systems, data reduction is still just beginning to appear in primary storage systems. Here’s how it works and who’s doing it.
The demand for more data storage capacity at most companies continues to grow at eye-watering rates, in some cases as high as 100% each year. And even though the cost per terabyte of storage is dropping, the net effect is one of increasing costs.
Within the secondary storage market we’ve seen vendors tackling growth by implementing technologies such as data deduplication and compression. For those data types, the use of
This was first published in October 2012