Permabit Albireo Raises Deduplication Performance Bar, Exceeding 400 GB/sec and Scaling to Over 20 PB

Albireo Returns Outstanding Performance and Scalability Results in ESG Lab Testing

CAMBRIDGE, Mass – August 15, 2011— Permabit Technology Corporation, the leader in the development and delivery of Data Optimized Storage, today announced that Enterprise Strategy Group Lab (ESG) has validated record breaking performance rates and scalability for Albireo, the industry’s first and only OEM embedded data optimization solution delivering real-time end-to-end data deduplication.

With a patented hybrid indexing technology, Permabit Albireo reached industry leading performance of over 400 GB/second in a test environment, surpassing by 2.5 times the previous 77GB/sec performance number (based on 64 KB chunk size) announced in October 2010. Permabit’s highly efficient two-stage indexing technology leverages both dense and sparse indexing techniques and increases overall storage efficiency by 10X or more with requiring only 1 GB of RAM per petabyte of disk. The result is extreme high performance and the ability to scale out to over 20 PB in a grid configuration.

Albireo is unique in its ability to provide end-to-end deduplication services, everywhere from applications and databases to operating systems, and throughout all storage solutions including the cloud. Delivered as a software development kit (SDK), Albireo contains the software library, full API documentation, code samples and application notes for integration with primary, archive and backup storage solutions. The SDK delivers deduplication at the sub-file level and can be flexibly integrated, reducing capacity needs within file, block, or unified storage systems. Albireo’s flexible deployment removes duplicates with inline, post-process, or hybrid “parallel” approaches depending on vendor requirements.

Supporting Quotes:
“With the latest ESG Lab validation of Albireo, Permabit has once again set a new standard in deduplication performance and scalability. With their patented hybrid approach using both sparse and dense indexing, they have increased overall deduplication efficiency by 10X or more. Our validation has shown that they have exceeded the 400 GB/sec performance threshold with the ability to scale to over 20 PB in a 16 node grid configuration.”
~ Brian Garrett, Vice President ESG Lab, Enterprise Strategy Group

“At Permabit, we continue to innovate and deliver deduplication technology that sets us apart from the rest of the industry. Our patented technologies allow us to continue to raise the bar on duplicate identification, indexing performance, scalability and efficiency.”
~ Jered Floyd, Chief Technology Officer, Permabit

About Permabit

Permabit is the leader in the development and delivery of Data Optimized Storage. It delivers Albireo; the only embedded high performance OEM data optimization software, as well as integrated solutions in the Permabit Enterprise Archive and Cloud Storage offerings. Permabit’s Albireo High Performance Data Optimization Software enables OEMs to leverage their R&D investments, increase margin and accelerate time to market for next–generation unified storage platforms. Permabit was founded in 2000 by a technical and business team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information, visit:

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