The StoreOnce backup appliance aims to provide a one-stop shop for all your data deduplication needs -- wherever the data resides in the system.
made a significant leap ahead in the storage systems market Nov. 29 when it
launched a fast-processing, enterprise-scale, disk-based backup system with an
advanced data deduplication feature.
which calls the new dedupe scheme "Deduplication 2.0," claims that
its B6200 StoreOnce Backup System can process and restore data at the breakneck
speed of 28TB per hour, which the company contends is at least three times the
rate of competing systems that it chose not to name.
can name them. Comparable
backup systems are provided by companies such as EMC (with its Data Domain
line), CommVault (with Simpana), Fujitsu, Dell (with Compellent), IBM (with XIV) and Oracle (with Pillar
HP's mind, Deduplication 2.0 is a unified process designed to break down silos
of data caused by the use of multiple products and platforms, Sean Kinney,
director of product marketing for HP Storage, told eWEEK
One Dedupe for All Workloads
[conventional] storage world is mostly about point products to solve point
problems within the customer's environment," Kinney said. "In the
deduplication 2.0 world, it should be about one common deduplication algorithm
across the enterprise, really for deployment independence."
StoreOnce aims to provide a one-stop shop for all your data deduplication
needs-wherever the data resides in the system, Kinney said. The efficiencies
are found in simpler operation, fewer specialists required to do the job and
B6200 can scale to a massive 768TB (512TB usable) of raw capacity, Kinney said.
There is a lot of overhead required for RAID-based systems in order to handle
all that processing. Users can start out with as little as 48TB, then add
capacity as needed, because it's all modular.
also features an automated restart that provides failover between nodes; this
automatically restarts failed backup jobs using other disks, Kinney said. To
further its high availability, HP supports replication from 384 devices in a
fan-in configuration. To lessen costs, HP bundles source licenses for
replication with remote devices.
the B6200 has something called "adaptive micro-chunking." HP has
chosen a variable 4KB chunk size for its data blocks that uses a sliding
windows-type algorithm that adjusts for the type of data format being
deduplicated. This can result in deduplication performance as high as 35-to-1,
said the StoreOnce Backup System starts at $250,000 for a 48TB deployment. The
system is available now.