Albireo Software Development Kit (SDK)
Deduplication for Today’s OEM Storage Solutions
With the amount of electronic data expected to exceed 35 zettabytes by 2020, the conundrum facing every business is this: how can we to afford to store, analyze, manage and house this data? The increased storage costs in particular have driven IT organizations to explore data optimization technology as a more efficient means of housing information. It’s no surprise that data efficiency is the number one priority of storage professionals in IT today. Customer demand in turn drives storage manufacturers to offer data optimization capabilities.
Of the available data optimization technologies, data deduplication offers the greatest potential to deliver substantial and recurring impact on the cost and manageability of data growth. The challenge for many of these manufacturers is to develop deduplication technology that does not negatively impact storage performance and that can be leveraged across all of their storage platforms (many added via separate acquisitions) while meeting market timing demands and not derailing other high-priority R&D projects.
Permabit Albireo is the industry’s first purpose-built OEM data deduplication software designed to meet the needs of hardware, software, and service providers who wish to expand their existing solutions without negatively impacting existing differentiating capabilities or reducing overall performance. Albireo delivers deduplication at the sub-file level and can be flexibly integrated into current or next-generation storage and platform architectures.
Albireo deduplication is seamlessly deployed in primary, archive, and backup storage across the data center and the cloud. With Albireo, OEMs leverage their existing R&D investments while accelerating time to market for must-have, industry leading data optimization capabilities. An initial deduplication implementation for primary, archive, cloud, or backup-oriented storage can be completed in a matter of days using the Albireo SDK. As shown in Figure 1, Albireo operates outside the data path of the storage application software as a duplicate advisory service. This ensures that data integrity is never at risk and that there is zero performance impact.
Albireo is delivered as a Software Development Kit (SDK). The SDK contains the Albireo software library, full API documentation, code samples, and application notes for integration with primary, archive, and backup storage solutions. Permabit provides technical assistance to ensure rapid and seamless integration. OEM customers typically implement Albireo deduplication (and begin performance optimization and testing) in under 5 days.
Albireo Features & Benefits
The table below shows a feature of Albireo along with the benefit it provides.