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Sep 23 2011   2:48PM GMT

BridgeSTOR announces PCIe card for Microsoft DPM 2010 deduplication

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BridgeSTOR, LLC, announced recently its new DeDupe Card for DPM that the company said adds data deduplication, compression, thin provisioning and other tools to Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager servers.

According to BridgeSTOR, the new offering consists of a PCIe card and accompanying software which can reduce the amount of stored DPM 2010 data by 35 percent to 60 percent. The DPM 2010 deduplication PCIe card has a dedicated Exar, Inc. 8200 Series data reduction and security processor, which BridgeSTOR said allows dedupe, compression and encryption to be performed in-line without affecting performance or burdening the main system processor.

The DPM 2010 deduplication card’s software is available for use with HP Co.’s ProLiant DL180, DL185, Dell Inc.’s PowerEdge R510 and R610, R810, as well as IBM Corp.’s X-series M2 and M3 servers, BridgeSTOR said in a statement.

BridgeSTOR said servers that use the new dedupe card should have hardware RAID with internal disk drives, or low latency external SAS or Fibre Channel-attached disk storage.

Pricing for the DPM dedupe card ranges starts at $995 and is based on the amount of storage intended for dedupe and compression. The company also makes a version of the dedupe card for NAS environments.

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