Albireo Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO)
VDO (Virtual Data Optimizer) is a ready-to-run software package that delivers block-level deduplication, compression and thin provisioning capabilities to Linux. VDO operates inline at a 4 KB granularity, delivering the best possible balance of performance and data reduction rates. It leverages existing file systems, volume management and data protection to provide the fastest route to market for delivering superior data reduction solutions in Linux storage environments.
New in the latest release of VDO is the Optimizer which delivers increased data reduction rates for backup and archive workloads.
VDO’s patented Deduplication Index, Virtual Block Store, HIOPS Compression™, and Optimizer technologies are uniquely designed to work with HDD, flash, and Hybrid storage. Two versions of VDO are offered by Permabit:
VDO for Hybrid Cloud – intended for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux by:
VDO for OEM – targeted at Linux-based solutions from:
Perfect for deployment on-premises, cloud, or in hybrid cloud environments, Albireo VDO delivers 2X-35X data reduction through deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning of data associated with these common storage use cases:
VDO is the ideal data reduction solution for products from leading:
Maximum performance: up to 650,000 4K IOPS (RW70)
Smallest footprint: 268 MB RAM / TB of storage
Highest Scalability: 4 PB of storage
Because VDO is implemented as a Device-Mapper module for Linux, no integration is required.
To use VDO simply:
- Install the product on a Linux server
- Configure VDO to optimize storage accessible from that server
For solutions not based on the Linux block stack, VDO is designed to be sandwiched in between a vendor’s existing data management features. Vendor software is responsible for passing down read, write and unmap requests in 512 B or 4 KB chunks to VDO. In turn, VDO software virtualizes and thin provisions at a 4 KB granularity and applies deduplication and compression before passing read and write requests to the underlying storage.