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Deduplication: A Better Way to Store Data

exagridThe article recently published about data deduplication on Forbes.com, "A Better Way to Store Data" is an excellent opportunity to hear from Bill Hobbib, VP Marketing of Exagrid:

The issues with tape backup that Bill mentions in the article ("Backups fail. Restores fail. It's probably the dirtiest job left in IT, but there has been no way to solve it") and the significant value of disk backup with deduplication brings are among many things that make ExaGrid a great company in an exciting space.

I invite you to consider the analogy made in the article between old VCRs with VHS tapes and DVDs.  How many of those reading this post still use VHS tapes for viewing movies at home?  And how many of you moved to DVDs or DVRs, even before your old VCR died?  Tape libraries, like the old VHS tapes, represent "old technology that's well past its limits."  Just like DVD players have reached a price/performance level that for most people has made them a no-brainer versus VCRs, we're now at the inflection point where disk with deduplication costs about the same as tape.  Given the advantages of faster backups and restores, greater reliability, ease-of-use, scalability, and cost parity, it should be a simple decision to move to disk.  Do you agree?

For more information on Exagrid, please go to http://www.unitiv.com/partners/storage-partners/exagrid/.

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