Permabit Announces Albireo Virtual Data Optimizer for Linux; Expands Primary Data Deduplication and Compression to Mainstream

Allows Linux-based Storage OEMs to Easily Embed Albireo High Performance Data Optimization Software into Block, File and Unified Storage Systems

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— March 29, 2011 — Permabit Technology Corporation, the leader in the development and delivery of OEM embedded Data Optimized Storage, today announced the next evolution of Albireo, providing mainstream access to data optimization technology. Permabit Albireo Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) introduces data deduplication and optional compression technology to standard Linux platforms. Albireo VDO was developed to allow Linux Network Attached Storage (NAS) OEMs the ability to offer the same real-time primary data deduplication, delivering breakthrough performance and scalability, as large storage OEMs.

Linux-based NAS has grown from 6.5% market share based on revenue in 2006 to 17.9% market share based on revenue in 2009 according to Gartner, Inc., Market Share: Business Network-Attached Storage/Unified Storage, Worldwide, 2009, By Pushan Rinnen, March 23, 2010. With big storage companies broadly delivering primary storage deduplication in 2011, the pressure on value-oriented, open source Linux storage OEMs has dramatically increased. Albireo VDO allows Linux OEMs to easily incorporate powerful deduplication technology and deliver competitive, cost efficient storage solutions for block, file and unified storage platforms without the need for a separate dedicated appliance.

With Albireo VDO, OEM customers leverage all of the capabilities of their Linux-based storage solutions by continuing to utilize existing Linux applications, file systems, virtualization features and data protection capabilities. Because Albireo VDO uses Permabit’s patented Albireo High Performance Data Optimization Software, it is able to avoid costs associated with today’s “Big Storage” dedupe solutions which require massive additional system memory, expensive SSD-based index repositories and proprietary PCI Express cards to achieve even a fraction of Albireo scalability and performance.


Supporting Quotes:

“There are dozens of Linux based NAS vendors that are looking for ways to differentiate themselves from their competitors. If it is available, most of these vendors are frustrated with the sub-par capabilities of the deduplication that comes with the OS they integrate into their NAS. Building the Albireo VDO technology into their devices is an excellent way to differentiate themselves and deliver a truly usable deduplication solution. By offering a turn-key data optimization solution for the Linux platform, Permabit is taking primary storage deduplication to the masses.”
George Crump, Founder, Storage Switzerland

“Ever since our initial announcement of Albireo, the demand from our OEMs to implement data deduplication into their systems has been overwhelming. As the primary data optimization market has begun to mature, the Linux-based OEMs have realized that they need to implement this technology into their solutions as well, if they want to remain competitive in the storage market.”
Tom Cook, President and Chief Executive 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: www.permabit.com.


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