Open Source Deduplication: Ready for Enterprises?
May 14, 2010, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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