I recently wrote about compression, deduplication, and single-instance storage over at the IBM Storage Community. When I talk about the various state-of-the-art capacity optimization solutions that are now appearing in the market, the same comment usually arises: "Isn't this the same as zip?" Or a long-tenured storage pro will remind me that, "Stacker died out a long time ago, … [Read more...] about Link: What’s the Difference Between Compression, Deduplication, and Single-Instance Storage?
I don't usually "do" NDAs. It's just too hard to figure out what I'm allowed to say and what I should keep quiet. I prefer to get free and open information, but will settle for embargoed briefings if it means I can get some time to think before reporting. So my Microsoft connection is a major anomaly, and I've been sitting on my hands trying not to spill the beans... … [Read more...] about I Can Finally Talk About Windows Storage Server 2008!
This is a follow-up to my story, De-Duplication Goes Mainstream Although deduplication of storage is nothing new, with Data Domain and other making hay with the technique for years, it has never been ready for prime time - reduction of active primary storage applications like email and databases. Instead, deduplication has been relegated to second- or third-tier status, … [Read more...] about Deduplication Coming to Primary Storage