Is Deduplication Right For You?

Is Deduplication Right For You?

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.

Spectra Logic Corporation
19 Mar 2009
01 May 2008
7 Page(s)
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