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Data deduplication boosts storage efficiency

Joe O'Halloran

Research by Storage Expo has found that 62% of companies use deduplication techniques to increase efficiency, reduce storage requirements and also costs.

Data deduplication is a relatively new method of reducing storage needs and boosting efficiency by eliminating the inherent data redundancies that exist in many traditional storage and data protection processes, such as backup.

In the research, a further 27% intended to implement de-duplication technology within the next 12 months. At the other end of the spectrum, 4% do not intend to make such a move and 6% claimed that de-duplication was not delivering what they expected. 

The technique has been heralded as one of the most exciting technologies in the storage market. Commented Simon Robinson, Research Director, The 451Group, “Data De-duplication has emerged as one of the most talked about technologies in storage, and IT departments are actually embracing it, suggesting that De-duplication can provide real value and return on investment to businesses that deploy it.”

At Storage Expo, Simon Robinson will be chairing a seminar on data deduplication called ‘Reducing your Data Footprint with De-duplication’ on 15 October at 3:45 pm.

The seminar will focus on organisations that have implemented de-duplication technology and discussing their experiences on whether the reality really does live up to the hype. Key challenges addressed at the seminar will include reducing storage requirements, increasing efficiency, reducing energy requirements and reducing asset redundancies


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