10,000 systems adopt proprietary de-dupe system

NetApp is claims new record for adoption rate of NetApp deduplication.

Storage and data management solutions provider NetApp is claiming a new record for the adoption rate of NetApp deduplication.

The company claims that implementations now number more than 10,000 systems, and more than 2,500 customers deploy NetApp's end-to-end deduplication technology.

NetApp, claims that enterprises can now de-duplicate primary storage with the firm's V-Series suite of storage virtualization solutions, irrespective of their storage vendor.

Enterprises with EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, or other storage systems can now deploy NetApp de-duplication technology, the company says, to reduce redundant copies of data on these systems.

End-to-end deduplication

According to NetApp, the end-to-end technology allows enterprises to benefit from de-duplication across all tiers of data, including primary, backup, and archival.

Enterprises struggling with data growth management and related issues are increasingly turning to de-duplication technology, which plays an important role in storage efficiency.

"Our V-Series customers will be able to better control their heterogeneous data growth, while reducing costs and simplifying data management," says Brendon Howe, vice president and general manager, NAS and V-Series Business Units for NetApp. "It is apparent that our customers are rethinking their traditional approaches to data storage."

"NetApp strongly believes that de-duplication is an integral feature of any storage system," says Patrick Rogers, senior vice president of Solutions Marketing for NetApp. "That's why all of our current FAS systems are available with de-duplication technology that serves primary and secondary workloads."

The solutions provider says that all NetApp storage systems will include de-duplication technology by end-2008.

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