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VTL vendors need to add new features to their software so that they, and not backup applications, "are in the driver's seat when it comes to managing data in the backup process," says ESG's Whitehouse. To meet this challenge, expect VTL vendors to aggressively increase their data capacities by using higher capacity disks that are more energy efficient; also look for the universal adoption of deduplication, as well as features such as disk spin-down to reduce power and cooling costs.
This was first published in August 2008