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This article is part of the December 2012 Vol. 11 No. 10 issue of Which data storage technologies will reshape storage shops in 2013?
It may seem like data deduplication technology for backup has been around forever, but there are plenty of companies that have yet to add dedupe to their backup operations. Data deduplication is the process of eliminating redundant data by comparing new segments with segments already stored and only keeping one copy. The technology can lead to a significant reduction in required storage space, especially in situations where redundancy is high. As a result, data deduplication has firmly established itself in the backup market. But not every data center uses deduplication. For example, Storage magazine's most recent Purchasing Intentions survey found that more than 60% of data centers haven't added data deduplication technology to their backup operations. Deduplication reluctance The level of resistance to deduplication may come as a surprise to many in the storage industry. While it appears to be a maturing technology and the term "deduplication" is so commonly used, it's easy to assume the technology is in use everywhere. The reality, as the survey shows, is... Access >>>
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