Preventing Performance Bottlenecks with Inline Deduplication

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Implementing high performance in enterprise storage is a constant battle to find and eliminate the next system bottleneck.  Normally this alternates between limits of the underlying media and the computational overhead of metadata management, but choosing the wrong approach to deduplication can introduce a third performance challenge that can be impossible to overcome.  Storage that implements a multi-pass approach to data optimization, such as staged or post-process deduplication, becomes inherently…

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CATEGORIES: Jered Floyd, CTO
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2015 is closer than you think!

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Recently we had a briefing with Mark Peters at ESG about the state of the storage market and about data efficiency adoption by the major vendors. His view is that most if not all the “majors” have data efficiency “waiting in the wings.” There is a herd mentality that occurs in IT/Storage… evidence abounds in  Cloud, Big Data, SDS and Flash Storage. Mark observed that once one major vendor plants…

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1,000 Going on 3,000

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Today we announced that our OEM partners have shipped over 1,000 units of Albireo deduplication software in disk and flash arrays over just the last 6 months.  We are on target to hit 3,000 by the end of the year. The results affirm that Permabit is the industry’s leading data efficiency pure-play.  Pure Storage, the only other significant pure-play deduplication vendor is “celebrating” shipments of just “100s” over their lifetime…

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Maximizing Deduplication Results with Oracle Databases and RMAN

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In my last post, I mentioned the results of the Permabit Labs six week study of dedupe’s effectiveness with Oracle RMAN backups. In this post I want to talk about the methodology used in this study in a bit more detail. The most important thing we learned in performing this study is that capacity savings are extremely dependent on how RMAN is used. To maximize deduplication efficiency when using RMAN,…

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Albireo Update

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We made a few public announcements today, the first being with one of our newest OEM partners Cibecs. Cibecs is one of our first publicly announced partners in the data protection market segment. They and others will soon be in the DP market with dedupe that performs at scale and doesn’t require a platform on steroids.  Thanks for choosing us, Cibecs! Traction for Albireo continues to accelerate in enterprise storage,…

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Dedupe 2.0…Again?

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Well, again we see that one of our deduplication market competitors is leveraging Permabit strategy and content. First it was Symantec with “Dedupe Everywhere” and this time it is HP using our concept of “Dedupe 2.0” in their recent announcements regarding StoreOnce.  Just to get some facts clear, we launched our Dedupe 2.0 campaign back in August 2009 when we introduced  www.dedupe2.com.  For us Dedupe 1.0 was all about backup. …

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The Better Dedupe Series – Source vs. Target

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There are two approaches to where deduplication technology gets deployed:  as a source and as a target. While each has its benefits, the real issue is identifying which is the better choice for your application.  When implementing a deduplication technology, a decision needs to be made as to whether data is processed at the source location; (i.e. before data transmission over the wire), or at the target destination; (i.e. after…

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The Better Dedupe Series – Implementation: inline or post process

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Deduplication can be implemented in a number of different ways depending on the needs of the technology provider. There are trade-offs in each and they have the potential to impact cost and performance.  Let’s explore them: Post Process – With post-process deduplication, new data is first stored on a storage device and then analyzed for duplication at a later time.   The benefit is that there is no need to wait…

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Moving to the Cloud Seems Like a Good Idea, Taking Everything You Have Does Not

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Moving to the cloud is cool. Cloud storage is a hot technology for good reason – it can save you money! It seems fairly simple, consume and pay for only what you need. Cloud storage saves you the cost of pre-purchasing storage in anticipation of your needs and the associated operating costs for space, staffing and operating that storage. Most organizations are trying to reduce total storage costs while facing…

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