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VDO at One Million IOPS: Zero Hour for Tier Zero

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Yesterday Permabit announced that Albireo VDO has achieved 1 million sequential IOPS and 500 thousand random IOPS, which (to the best of my knowledge) are the highest performance numbers achieved by anyone, ever for a storage system with deduplication.  As a follow on, I wanted to provide some background on why we bothered to collect these numbers, how we got them, and what they mean to the industry as a…

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Copy Data has Huge Impact – Easily Corrected

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Catching up on my summer reading I ran across a great piece on Copy Data by Ashish Nadkarni of IDC. I have to say that I was taken aback by the data IDC had compiled; “Last year, more than 60 percent of all enterprise disk capacity worldwide was filled with copy data In 2012, 85 percent of hardware purchases and 65 percent of storage infrastructure software revenue in 2012 was…

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The Big Picture – IT Trends That Matter – Information Growth

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  This post is the third in a four – part series on IT Trends That Matter In my previous posts on IT Trends That Matter  I reviewed four IT trends that Gartner had presented during a local Gartner session. In this post I’ll delve into Information Growth trends that are reshaping the IT environment. We’ve all heard of the “data deluge” or the “information explosion” and even “Big Data”…

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Data Optimization and Cloud Storage a Great Combination!

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The promise of cloud storage is that it delivers users seamless “just in time” storage scalability to handle growth and enables them to quickly respond to peak loads delivering business agility. With data growth consistently in the 50% per year range enterprises are seriously evaluating the use of cloud storage and are taking the cloud storage step with increasing frequency.  The business impact of cloud storage is a compelling financial…

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Taming the BIG DATA Beast

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BIG DATA has come on very strong over the last several months. It’s the new buzzword, the new topic du jour. Or, is it just a new name for Data Warehouse or Data Mart (oops! I said a 90’s phrase..or two)? Last week, (2/16) Steve Duplessie wrote a blog on ‘Why is Everyone so fired up About Big Data?’ In his unique style Steve raised some great points and for…

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BIG DATA It just may save your business …If you can afford it

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In my last 3 posts I have addressed data growth, IT budgets and Storage Costs and Data Affordability. Data Optimization is emerging as the enabler to drive economic recovery through its ability to significantly improve storage and data efficiency and deliver IT budget relief. Today’s Data Optimization is delivering performance and scalability that was not available in earlier generation data deduplication solutions. The result of this efficiency is that performance…

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The Data Affordability GAP Widens – Year by Year

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In my last two blogs I reviewed data growth, IT budgets and storage efficiency. These are all inter-twined as we look toward economic and business recovery. The key in all this is “can we afford the data growth?” and if not, what can be done to lessen the impact as businesses drive toward recovery and financial health. Let’s look at some of the facts that have been discussed: Data will…

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Deduplication and the Enterprise Database – Part 2

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In my previous blog, I identified three potential inhibitors to the adoption of deduplication on primary storage: performance, cost and scalability. Sure enough, the early adopters I’ve spoken with have all run into these issues. They are all looking forward to having Albireo-enabled solutions hit the market. Last week I discussed how storage systems that implement Permabit’s Albireo can avoid traditional performance penalties, but what about other primary storage solutions with deduplication out there?

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