Permabit Adds Compression and Replication to Albireo Deduplication

Delivers Core Efficiency Capabilities for Software-Defined Storage Solutions

CAMBRIDGE, Mass – May 21, 2013 – Permabit Technology Corporation, the recognized leader in data efficiency technology, today announced data compression and replication applications that integrate with Permabit Albireo Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO). The addition of Albireo COMPRESS and Albireo REPLICA to VDO’s deduplication and thin provisioning capabilities provide essential building blocks for OEMs delivering comprehensive Linux based Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions.

COMPRESS works with VDO’s deduplication technology to reduce data storage requirements by up to 35x. REPLICA is a remote file copy service that works in concert with VDO to provide data optimization for content both over the wire and at rest.  These new products allow Permabit OEMs to deliver the highest performing, scalable and efficient storage solutions in the market, with minimum investment in time, resources and capital. Combined with VDO, the applications dramatically improve data efficiency for NAS, SAN, Flash, and Object storage solutions for SMB, large enterprise and cloud markets.

“Permabit has already delivered data efficiency technologies to OEMs via the data deduplication and thin provisioning capabilities found in its Albireo VDO solution,” said Dan Iacono, Storage Systems IDC.  “By adding integrated products for inline compression and replication into the VDO stack, Permabit will be providing its partners with a comprehensive portfolio of data efficiency and storage services to its partners. This is a smart, evolutionary move by Permabit.”


COMPRESS compacts unique data seen for the first time. Subsequent copies of that data already stored on disk are deduplicated by VDO without requiring the additional compression step, saving CPU cycles. Good use cases for COMPRESS include databases, backup, user files, and log files.


REPLICA provides both file replication between VDO-enabled storage devices and remote file copy from any supported device to VDO-enabled storage. The application leverages VDO deduplication to combine efficient data transfer with reduced storage costs.  REPLICA is ideally suited for full and incremental backup, offsite disaster recovery and data transfer to the cloud.

“It is exciting to see great traction for Albireo VDO with Cloud, Flash Array, SMB NAS and Data Protection OEMs,” said Tom Cook, Permabit CEO. “Adding COMPRESS and REPLICA to VDO allows OEMs to deliver game-changing value to their customers with the most efficient, scalable and highest performing storage efficiency technologies in the market.”

COMPRESS and REPLICA will be available to OEMs on May 31st. Hardware and software vendors interested in learning more about Permabit’s full line of data efficiency technologies can get additional information at .

About Permabit

Permabit Technology Corporation is the recognized leader in storage efficiency technologies for OEMs. The company’s Albireo software sets the standard for storage efficiency. Permabit’s data optimization, protection and management stack easily integrates into storage appliances, software and cloud services.  Albireo’s data optimization delivers unequaled performance, resource efficiency, scalability and data safety. With Permabit software, OEMs are able to rapidly deliver differentiated storage solutions.

Solutions built with Albireo are being delivered by leading hardware, software and service providers. Our partners include Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), LSI, Cibecs, and StoneFly. Permabit was founded in 2000 by a technical and business team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information, visit:

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