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Vol. 8 Num. 1 March 2009

Dedupe update: What's coming in 2009

Everybody knows that the hottest thing in storage in 2008 was data deduplication. Don't expect it to cool off in 2009. By Dave Raffo Even with all of the data deduplication product rollouts in 2008, we can expect plenty more throughout this year. CommVault got the ball rolling when it launched Simpana 8 with block-level deduplication and dedupe for data on tape and disk in January. Quantum Corp. brushed up the integration and replication capabilities of its DXi7500 dedupe backup box around the same time. While there was plenty of news and new products in 2008, we don't expect the onslaught to let up -- even more data deduplication products, including some for primary storage, are slated to roll out soon. The following is a roundup of dedupe products currently in the pipeline: Dell Inc. In November, Dell said it would bring out dedupe products in 2009 that will integrate with Quantum's dedupe products. Quantum also licenses its target deduplication software to Dell's storage partner EMC Corp., so it's expected that Dell's ...

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Features in this issue

  • More testing, more confidence for DR plans

    More firms are testing their disaster recovery (DR) plans regularly, and storage managers are more confident that their DR plans can avert a significant business disruption.

Columns in this issue

  • Think data, not equipment (Storage Bin 2.0)

    If IT can put itself back into a position of treating every decision from the perspective of the data itself, our effectiveness could be optimized.

  • Where does deduplication belong in backup? (Hot Spots)

    Should you go with a software-based approach that allows for policy-based deduplication or a hardware-based approach because it can be implemented quickly and easily?

  • Data on the brink

    You might think your company's data is secured and safely backed up, but there's probably still a lot of crucial data that's out of the reach of your backup systems.