Category Archives: Data Protection

The Truth About Deduplication

I recently went to a meeting with a potential customer, and we were talking about backup solutions. One of his questions was, “what dedup ratio do you get with your solution?”. I gave him the classic, yet entirely accurate, consultant’s response. It depends. Nowadays, many backup solutions make use of deduplication technology to efficiently store… Read More »

Deduplicated Backup Storage – 3 Modes of Operation

The move away from tape backups towards disk-based backups has been going on for a while now.  Storing backups on disk generally means faster backups and faster restores.  However, disk isn’t as cheap as tape, and storing many terabytes or even petabytes of data on disk can lead to sprawling storage systems.  To reduce the… Read More »