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Open Source Deduplication: Ready for Enterprises?

May 14, 2010, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer L. Schiff)

[ Thanks to Paul Shread for this link. ]

"In just a few years, data deduplication has gone from a technology with a lot of promise that only very large enterprises could afford to one that is nearly ubiquitous for making the most of backup and recovery.

"Dedupe has become so essential that data storage vendors have been shelling out millions — even billions — to acquire deduplication technology, as was the case last summer, when EMC (NYSE: EMC) acquired Data Domain for $2 billion.

"Now we're seeing the next evolution in data deduplication technology, open source deduplication, with several established open source storage vendors (Bacula, Nexenta, Sun/Oracle and Zmanda), as well as some new players like Opendedup, challenging proprietary solutions and literally giving away the technology."

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