Nexan's latest update of its power-saving deduplication solution, DeDupe SG 2.0, offers features like FalconStor's File-Interface Deduplication System.
Storage system provider Nexsan has released Version 2.0 of DeDupe SG (Speed
with Green), its next generation of energy-efficient file storage systems designed
for data protection and disaster recovery applications that require high-performance
The solution integrates the latest version of the FalconStor File-Interface
Deduplication System (FDS), and as part of
the most recent enhancements, DeDupe SG 2.0 features support for Symantec's
OpenStorage (OST) protocol, which accelerates data ingestion speeds.
DeDupe SG 2.0, which will be available at the end of February 2010 through Nexsan's
worldwide channel network, offers redundant appliances to provide continuous
data access and automatic backup application failover.
George Crump, senior analyst at Storage Switzerland,
said Nexsan has a unique capability and one that he believes is a first in the
industry: power-managed deduplication. "In the past, because of the
deployment strategies of other solutions, all the drives needed to remain
active for the deduplication process to work effectively," he said. "The Nexsan
solution is designed so that the backup can be completed, deduplication cleanup
processes performed, and the system be ready to be spun down soon after the
The redundant appliances offer backup server connections of up to 5.4
terabytes per hour and support for Symantec OST, as well as improve operational
efficiency by leveraging the green capabilities inherent in Nexsan's AutoMAID
technology. This energy-saving technology transparently places disk drives into
their most energy-efficient state without affecting backup performance,
increasing the power efficiency of DeDupe SG 2.0 systems.
"The market demands a high-availability dedupe solution for NAS-based
disk-to-disk backup environments, and now with Nexsan, we are the first to
deliver it," said Fadi Albatal, vice president of product marketing for
FalconStor. "With the Nexsan DeDupe SG 2.0, FalconStor and Nexsan bring
power-managed deduplication with enterprise-class reliability, scalability and
performance to meet the data protection needs of the most data-intensive
Updated features for DeDupe SG 2.0 include redundant appliances for high
availability, automatic backup application failover, Symantec OST support for
additional efficiency and performance, support for backup software solutions
including NetBackup, replication support for up to 150 remote sites, further
automation of storage management processes and optional 10-Gigabit Ethernet
Bob Woolery, senior vice president of marketing for Nexsan, said today's
organizations require cost-effective solutions for high availability and
continuous data access. "The Nexsan DeDupe SG 2.0 meets these requirements
while providing the optimized performance and efficiency enterprises of all
sizes demand," he said. "This release underscores our commitment to
power-efficient deduplication solutions and further establishes Nexsan as a
storage leader focused on aggressive product innovation and delivery."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.