Permabit Deduplication and Compression now for Ubuntu Server

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– September 12, 2016:  – Permabit Technology Corporation, the data reduction expert, today announced availability of its Albireo Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) for Canonical’s Ubuntu Server.

Permabit certified VDO with Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS and has been qualified for use in OpenStack environments. In addition, Permabit will deliver support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS next quarter. VDO data reduction enables organizations to reduce their storage footprint, increasing data density, and avoiding costly data center expansions. Global 2000 customers in the telecom and financial sectors are using VDO to fit more data into their existing storage.  VDO is available through Permabit’s network of integration partners.

Ubuntu is at the forefront of large cloud infrastructure deployments, thanks to Canonical’s experience in building clouds for its customers and its involvement in the OpenStack project as a founding member. Ubuntu is also optimized and certified for the most popular public clouds — allowing organizations the opportunity to use Ubuntu wherever they choose to run their applications and services.

“We are pleased to partner with Permabit with their Linux data reduction offering VDO as they become part of Canonical’s Juju Charm ecosystem,” said Stefan Johansson, Global Software Alliances Director, Canonical. “Permabit recognizes the value of open storage standards, open source software, interoperability, and scale out infrastructure provided by Juju and Ubuntu OpenStack as key components of today’s enterprise and cloud service provider data centers.”

The leader in data reduction technology, Permabit Technology Corporation recently announced the latest release of its Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) software, VDO 6 – the only modular data reduction solution available for the Linux block storage stack.  VDO delivers the company’s patented deduplication, HIOPS Compression™ and thin provisioning in a commercial software package for Linux for enterprise hybrid cloud data centers and cloud service providers.

“We are pleased to deliver the industry-leading Linux data reduction solution to Canonical service providers and community,” said Tom Cook, CEO and President. “Now, with VDO, Ubuntu users can achieve greater density and realize massive savings on data center investment.”

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About Permabit

Permabit pioneers the development of data reduction software that provides data deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning. Our innovative products enable customers to get to market quickly with solutions that cut effective cost, accelerate performance, and gain a competitive advantage. Just as server virtualization revolutionized the economics of compute, Permabit software is transforming the economics of storage today.

Permabit is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with operations in California, Korea and Japan. For more information, visit

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About Canonical

Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the leading OS for container, cloud, scale-out and hyperscale computing. 65% of large-scale OpenStack deployments are on Ubuntu, using both KVM and the pure-container LXD hypervisor for the world’s fastest private clouds. Canonical provides enterprise support and services for commercial users of Ubuntu.

Canonical leads the development of Juju, the model-driven operations system, and MAAS (Metal-as-a-Service), which creates a physical server cloud and IPAM for amazing data centre operational efficiency. Canonical is a privately held company.