Permabit Announces Dedupe for Enterprise Flash Technologies

Albireo Data Optimization Software Delivers Performance, Reliability, and Efficiency for High Performance Flash Arrays, Caching Solutions, and Solid State Devices

CAMBRIDGE, Mass – April 25, 2012 – Permabit Technology Corporation, a recognized leader in data efficiency technology, today announced availability of Albireo for Flash Technologies. Both Albireo Software Development Kit (SDK) and Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) now support enterprise flash technologies utilized in flash arrays, caching solutions (both hardware and software), and Solid State Devices (SSDs) including both drives and PCIe solutions. These flash solutions are the I/O performance leaders in the enterprise and designed to support applications such as database indexing, online transaction processing, desktop and server virtualization, front-end web serving, and key infrastructure offerings (such as email and messaging). With Permabit Albireo the cost of flash storage is reduced by 5-35x making it competitive with spinning disk, and it delivers effective cost for performance and capacity well below that of traditional hard disk-based storage arrays. In addition, Albireo’s deduplication technology dramatically reduces the number of writes which increases flash life and reliability.

Albireo was designed to meet these metrics to address the high performance demands of enterprise flash solutions:

  • Scalability to millions of dedupe operations per second
  • Greater than 250,000 IOPS inline performance using a single commodity CPU core
  • Sub-millisecond latency
  • <512 MB minimum memory footprint

Supporting Quotes:

“We are moving into the IO era of storage and a host of innovative companies are setting the pace for innovation,” says Tom Cook, CEO and President of Permabit. “The challenge for these vendors continues to be the cost and scale of their solutions as they compete with legacy enterprise spinning disk solutions.  With Albireo, flash vendors increase their reliability, and dramatically improve their efficiency allowing them to rapidly take market share. Albireo dedupe accelerates the IO era.”

George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland commented “Almost everything that flash vendors do to drive down the cost of flash has an adverse effect on either performance or reliability. Deduplication solutions like Albireo are the exception. When implemented correctly deduplication can dramatically reduce the effective cost of Flash capacity and improve the effective reliability by eliminating unneeded, redundant write traffic.”



About Permabit

Permabit is a recognized leader in data efficiency technology, enabling OEMs to leverage their R&D investment, increase margin, accelerate time to market and achieve competitive advantage. Permabit Albireo software massively improves performance and efficiency of data creation, transmission and storage. Solutions built with Albireo are being delivered by leading hardware, software and service providers. Our partners include Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), LSI, 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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