Virtualization Technology: 10 Things You Need to Know Now About Data Deduplication
The value of data deduplication storage technology that is good for everything inside-and even outside-an IT system cannot be overstated. As it eliminates redundant data from disk storage devices, it lowers storage space requirements, which in turn lowers data center power and cooling costs and lessens the amount of carbon dioxide produced to generate power to run the hardware. There is nothing bad about dedupe; no wonder it is the most asked-for feature in new storage system purchases. Several companies have been providing this for several years, and FalconStor-mostly known as an OEM "dedupe" partner for EMC, Sun, IBM, Acer, Pillar Data Systems, 3PAR, Isilion, and several othershas been been a busy producer. FalconStor's brand of dedupe works cross-platform, and users say it is fast and efficient. Still, there is much to be learned by potential buyers about how it works and what benefits it brings. To this end, FalconStor Director of Marketing Fadi Albatal offers a list of key facts about dedupe that an IT manager should know before the buy is made.