Is Deduplication Right For You?

Is Deduplication Right For You?

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What is deduplication? At their core, all deduplication technologies remove redundant or duplicate data from a given data set and store only the unique data. An index or database is maintained that lets the application, typically a backup application, access the data as though it's stored in its original form. The primary advantage of deduplication is that it permits a significant amount of data to be stored in a small space. Reduction ratios of 10:1 to 20:1 are common, and some users see even higher ratios.

But is deduplication right for you? With all the industry excitement about data deduplication, this is a question you need to ask. Deduplication is often called a "game changer" and it certainly can be. In fact, it often lives up to the hype fairly well, and the average IT environment may find a deduplication system an excellent fit. This paper reviews the specific benefits of deduplication and how you can evaluate your organization's data in terms of deduplication's potential advantages.

Vendor:
Spectra Logic Corporation
Posted:
19 Mar 2009
Published:
01 May 2008
Format:
PDF
Length:
7 Page(s)
Type:
White Paper
Language:
English
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