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May 01, 2015
One of the distinguishing features of object storage systems is their ability to package more metadata with each object they store. That metadata could be used to restrict access, define a file's lifecycle and its ultimate disposition. Other storage...
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.
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Storage systems get smarter thanks to object stores and metadata, which are enhancing intelligence of scale-out storage systems. Continue Reading
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