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October 28, 2013  9:36 AM

Data reduction a key feature in solid-state storage



Posted by: Randy Kerns
data deduplicaiton, data reduction, Storage

The premise of doing data reduction of stored information is that more data can be put in the available physical space. Storing more data in a fixed amount of space drives down the price of...

October 12, 2011  7:06 PM

Dell adds Ocarina compression to object storage



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data reduction, dell, object storage

Dell today revealed the first product it will release using data reduction technology from its


July 19, 2010  2:36 PM

Does Nimble dedupe?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
data reduction, iSCSI, primary storage

Nimble Storage Thursday came out of stealth with a storage system that the startup’s executives said combines primary storage with deduplication for backup in the same device. It makes sense that...


May 3, 2010  3:13 PM

Will zettabytes of data push enterprises to the cloud?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Cloud storage, data reduction, storage vendors

According to IDC’s 2010 Digital Universe report, digital data grew 62% last year as 800,000 PB were added. IDC says 1.2 million PB (1.2 zettabytes) will be added this year, and that will increase...


May 18, 2009  9:00 AM

Hifn adds speed and software to data reduction cards



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data deduplication, data reduction

Hifn (now part of Exar Corp.) is taking another crack at getting major OEMs to ship products integrated with its DR line of compression, encryption and deduplication hashing acceleration cards, which...


October 2, 2008  10:02 AM

IBM virtual desktop storage update – sort of



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data reduction, Data storage management, Strategic storage vendors, VMware

Last week I wrote about some confusion I had regarding IBM's virtual storage optimizer (VSO) for VMware Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), especially after I was told by a VMware official that the IBM product, credited to an internally-developed algorithm,

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September 22, 2008  1:00 PM

Much ado about virtual desktop data storage



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data reduction, VMware

Last week at VMWorld, IBM announced the Virtual Storage Optimizer (VSO), ESX-based software that reduces virtual desktop storage by creating a "golden image" of the desktop's operating...


September 10, 2008  6:13 PM

Ocarina will pay you 10 grand to beat it at data compression



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data reduction

Ocarina Networks, which came out of stealth in April, claims its compression appliance will reduce file data on primary storage systems. Its main competitor, StorWize, applies standard...


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