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Pure Storage looks up at EMC XtremIO?

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Looking up at EMC XtremIO? It’s been an exciting day in the storage industry. EMC held a coming out party for XtremIO – their all flash array.  When EMC makes such a significant announcement people listen.  Notably they have shipped a reported $30-50M of XtremIO. Are they the new industry leader in flash storage?  Time will tell, but that is a good bet. I saw an interesting comment from Scott (I raised $150M)…

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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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Floods in Thailand – Accelerates adoption of SSDs and dedupe

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Flooding in Thailand is driving up prices and constricting availability of HDDs.  A Gartner Note, “How to Cope with a Worldwide Hard-Disk Shortage in 2012” (G00227631) by Valdis Filks and Stanley Zaffos, December 6 2011, predicts:”HDD costs will increase by up to 20% in 2012″.  Their number one recommendation to cope with the shortage is: “Accelerate the deployment of storage efficiency improving technologies and procedures.” Data growth isn’t going away. IDC…

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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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Where does Symantec get its marketing messages?

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From us! Symantec has been peppering our web site to learn more about our leading OEM deduplication product – Albireo. More than 20 times this week and nearly 40 times this month! Yesterday for over two hours alone! Yes we have the best performing, most scalable and most flexible deduplication available in the industry that really does deploy “everywhere”. Not just for backup but across backup, archive, primary, grid, SSD,…

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Not All Dedupe is Created Equal! Is there “A Better Dedupe”?

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It’s sometimes difficult to remember that a name or phrase that becomes generic doesn’t always represent the same level of quality.  For example, Coke became the generic phrase for cola soft drinks even though there were many brands cola soft drinks, often not nearly as well known or liked.  Similarly Kleenex became a generic phrase for facial tissue even though there are literally dozens of other brands of varying quality…

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