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Considerations for Deploying Deduplication in a Small Business Environment
Deduplication has been one of the hottest technologies in the storage industry for almost three years and has grown into a mainstream technology from the large enterprise down to the small business and remote office. Shrinking hardware costs combined with the introduction of larger drive sizes and large amounts of duplicate data sets in backup environments has made deduplication technology very affordable. Most small and medium businesses (SMBs) lack dedicated IT staff, and any dedicated IT staff are typically IT generalists and not storage backup specialists. This means most SMBs rely heavily on local technology partners to help them evaluate, implement and maintain the right IT solutions. Read this white paper to learn the important questions SMB managers must ask their trusted technology partners as they consider deploying deduplication in an SMB environment.