This week on Storage Radio, executive editor Ellen O’Brien and senior news editor Dave Raffo tackle the release of HP StoreOnce Catalyst, the company’s attempt at offering data dedupe at the application and at the backup server.
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Of course, EMC almost immediately fired off a missive against its rival, and pointed out how HP’s performance claims for Catalyst might be worth a second look.
But aside from corporate rivalries, one analyst said that Catalyst, like DD Boost, offers the “best” kind of dedupe. According to Enterprise Strategy Group senior analyst Jason Buffington, “You want to get the intelligence of dedupe closer to the product workload, and that’s what Catalyst does.”
Also on Storage Radio
Assistant editor Fran Sales takes us through some of the top headlines during the past week, including:
- NetApp releases Flash Pools: The product, offered with the company’s FAS2220 NAS, allows users to combine SSDs and HDDs in RAID groups.
- Quest Software integrates controls in NetVault XA: The company said the product will allow admins to manage their physical and virtual data protection apps from a single console.
- IBM adds real-time compression to storage arrays: IBM says it can compress active primary data -- without affecting performance on arrays -- and reduce the amount data accessed, as well.
And assistant editor John Hilliard brings in some of the latest news off the web, including the anniversary of the very first computer tape drive (hint: it wasn’t built by IBM) via Storagenewsletter.com. Yeah, tape might be an older technology, but it has some of the most stalwart supporters in the business (see Toigo, John).
There’s also the awkwardly fitting story of an ex-British spymaster who stored “sensitive” details of former spy colleagues on her laptop, which was subsequently stolen (via the Sun). You’ve got to remember to protect that data on laptops and mobile devices!