New tools trim primary data

Castagna, Rich
April 2007
Storage Magazine;Apr2007, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p6
The article discusses data deduplication that can significantly trim data capacities and forestall buying more disks. Data deduplication has been the exclusive province of nearline storage and few vendors have applied it to primary storage because of the impact on performance. But Storewiz rolled out its next generation primary storage compression appliance while FalconStor Software has a similar compression product being developed. Storewiz's STN-6000 series handles data compression solely through software. FalconStor meanwhile uses application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) or field-programmable gate array as a hardware boost in data compression.


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