ESG Lab Validation Report
Permabit Albireo: Empowering Unified Deduplication
Permabit’s field-proven data deduplication engine is now available as a software library and software development kit (SDK) which enables unified data deduplication. This updated ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of hands-on testing of the Permabit Albireo SDK which focused on: ease of integration into existing solutions, capacity savings that can be achieved with real-world data, resource usage, and fault tolerance. This report also examines the progress that has been made over the past 18 months with a focus on grid scalability and performance improvements.
Back in 2001, when Data Domain was founded and EMC purchased Belgian startup FilePool for its Centera product line, few in the industry had heard of data deduplication. Fewer still were aware that Permabit, founded in 2000, was hard at work developing scalable data deduplication technology. Today, it’s hard to find anyone in the storage industry who hasn’t heard about data deduplication.
ESG research indicates that there has been a large jump in deduplication adoption in the data protection market. As shown in Figure 1, adoption in 2008 was 11%, and grew to 38% of respondents in 2010 with more concentration in enterprises (45%) than in midmarket organizations (29%).¹
¹ Source: ESG Research Report, Given the dramatic data 2010 Data Protection Trends, April 2010.