Posts tagged deduplication
I recently had the possibility to briefly test a Dell DR4000 deduplication appliance (you can read my quick review here), so after one year I tried DataDomain, ExaGrid and Dell. Apart from HP StoreOnce, I tried all the main deduplication appliances, and I understood how they work, pros and cons, but most of all the use cases for their implementation. This post is not about when to use them, but when NOT to use them.
Let me be clear: they are all great products, each with their strengths, and I think nobody will be disappointed by using them if they configure More >
I recently had the opportunity to test briefly, for only one day, this Dell deduplication appliance. I’ve not been able to do extensive testing or performance ones, only a quick assessment of the management interface and derive some impressions on its use.
DR4000 is a first for Dell, and its deduplication technology comes from the Ocarina Networks acquisition Dell made some time ago. From the hardware point of view, the DR4000 uses a R720XD server carrying 12 SAS 10k rpm disks, 300 GB each. The confirmation is done by connecting a monitor to the video jack, where we can see the Dell bios More >
Disclaimer: after these upcoming articles about this technology, Moresi.Com SA, the company I work for, signed an agreement with ExaGrid and we are actually Value Added Reseller of ExaGrid, with the further authorization to directly purchase and sell without any distributor all over Switzerland and Italy.
However, I had no obligation with ExaGrid to write these articles, and they do not checked or reviewed these articles before I published them, except for a technical validation.
Virtualization and Backup issues
As we all know, virtualization is a great solution for improving IT agility and efficiency. One of the issues we all need to deal More >