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  • SNW chatter: primary dedupe, scale-out NAS, cloud offerings expanding

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Oct 2009
  • Heard and overheard at SNW: Get ready for a mini-wave of block-based primary deduplication/compression products. Perhaps the most ambitious primary dedupe product is WhipTail Technologies new ...

  • Even without Data Domain, NetApp has backup dedupe options

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 10 Jul 2009
  • NetApp came up short to EMC in its bid for Data Domain, but people in the storage industry expect there will still be an acquisition in NetApp’s future. In the swirl of speculation, NetApp is ...

  • Data Domain revs its dedupe engine

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 02 Mar 2009
  • Data Domain is bumping up its deduplication speed with an operating system upgrade. Moving from OS 4.5 to 4.6 will improve the speed of Data Domain systems from 50% to 100% depending on the ...

  • Riverbed pushes Atlas dedupe box until 2010

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 03 Feb 2009
  • Riverbed Technology won’t be deduplicating primary data this year as planned. The scheduled launch of its Atlas device has been delayed from this year into 2010, Riverbed CEO Jerry Kennelly ...

  • EMC eyes primary dedupe for NAS

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 23 Jan 2009
  • EMC is preparing an upgrade to its Celerra NAS platform, including built-in deduplication for file systems. Internally, at least, EMC refers to this as primary deduplication although it is ...

  • NetApp cancels user conference, releases dedupe VTL

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Oct 2008
  • NetApp was supposed to hold its first-ever user conference, called NetApp Accelerate, in February, but yesterday put out a press release saying the conference has been cancelled. "We had more ...

  • Is dedupe recession-proof?

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 24 Oct 2008
  • With the global economy crumbling, Data Domain is the rare company that not only exceeded its financial expectations for last quarter but actually raised its forecast for this quarter. Data ...

  • IBM shrinks SVC, prepares TSM dedupe

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 15 Oct 2008
  • IBM spent some time last summer revamping its storage systems, with a new midrange DS5000 system and the first version of the XIV under its brand. Big Blue hasn't been neglecting software, though. ...

  • Riverbed preps primary storage dedupe device

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 16 Sep 2008
  • Riverbed took the wraps off what it previously described as its "data center product" Monday, unveiling its Atlas primary data deduplication device at its financial analyst conference well before ...

  • Mr. Backup on Data Deduplication and Compliance

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 04 Aug 2008
  • A couple of months ago, my co-blogger Tory Skyers wrote a post questioning the impact of data deduplication on evidence preservation and chain of custody best practices for e-discovery data. It's a ...

  • Sepaton promises 40:1 dedupe, or your next disk’s on them

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 30 Jul 2008
  • Just about all data deduplication vendors make claims about the dedupe ratios their systems provide, with the caveat that the ratios vary by data type and backup frequency. Sepaton today says it's ...

  • VendorFights: Data Deduplication Edition

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 12 May 2008
  • With data deduplication in the news today, I recommend checking out the responses to Jon Toigo's questionnaire for data deduplication vendors. I found his questions about backing up deduped data to ...