Plain and simple – the smaller the data, the less you have to backup and that means – the less you have to spend on storage. While data reduction methods for primary storage have become more interesting, it's still early days for deduplication and data compression technologies. And there's no telling how long it will take for all the pieces to settle into place.
Check out this SearchStorage.com E-Guide to learn what vendors have to offer in this realm of backup technologies now.
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