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September 16, 2014
Permabit puts data reduction on its add-on appliance, but which vendors will sign on to sell it?
August 19, 2014
Violin Memory adds support for inline deduplication and compression with launch of Concerto 2200 appliance for NFS environments targeting virtual desktop infrastructure and virtual servers.
June 25, 2014
Permabit adds HIOPS Compression to its Albireo data deduplication software, which it says can help storage array vendors hold off innovative startups.
February 27, 2014
According to analysts, due to VM, VDI and solid-state adoption, deduplication built into storage arrays is likely to be added by more vendors.
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