Optimizing Deduplication Performance Featured
Regarding Gary Parker’s recent blog, Deduplication - The Power of Flexibility, Gary discusses the importance of data deduplication and the trade-offs among the various deduplication options that are available in the market.
An interesting point was the comment that “for the highest performance levels, a recommended best practice is to use flexible deduplication policies to leverage post-process deduplication for the initial backup (for speed), and then switch to inline deduplication for subsequent backups.” I would like to expand on that because it is an important element of a good deduplication implementation.
Inline deduplication has the primary benefit of minimizing storage requirements, reducing them by as much as 40 percent. It is ideal for small storage configurations or environments where immediate replication is desired. For the highest performance levels, a recommended best practice is to use flexible deduplication policies to leverage post-process deduplication for the initial backup (for speed), and then switch to inline deduplication for subsequent backups.
Post-process deduplication is ideal when your key goal is to back up as quickly as possible. As its name implies, it occurs after the backup process completes, thus it can be scheduled to run at any time.
Today FalconStor announced the latest version of its industry-leading deduplication solution, FalconStor Virtual Tape Library (VTL) 7.5.
In performance tests with a four-node cluster, FalconStor VTL 7.5 demonstrated the fastest sustained deduplication speeds in the industry: more than 28 terabytes per hour with inline deduplication and more than 40 terabytes per hour with post processing deduplication. And an array of options, including inline, concurrent, and post-processing as well as Turbo capabilities, let you optimize performance for your environment. All this makes FalconStor VTL not only the fastest but also the most flexible deduplication solution on the planet!
Beyond speed and flexibility, FalconStor VTL 7.5 also delivers greater scalability, efficiency, and security – all the right functionality to optimize IT infrastructure, effectively manage data growth, and align data protection processes with business goals.
Bottom line: If you take the features that FalconStor provides – a broad selection of libraries and tape formats, flexible deduplication, and high availability with secure replication from point A to point B – FalconStor provides more functionality than anyone else.
Check out what’s new in FalconStor VTL 7.5 to learn more about the fastest, most flexible deduplication system on the planet.
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Let’s call it what it is: data deduplication is the waste management system of the storage industry, and just as with any other waste management process, you really need your system to be very efficient. But to start, and just as with any other pandemic, let’s take a look at the symptoms of data duplication! The biggest duplicate producer in today’s IT world is the traditional backup process. Yes, I’m talking about the antiquated, passé, and totally broken batch backup process that produces more data than you can ever get any use for and way less than what you’d really need.
New Video - Don’t Wait. Automate. Featured
FalconStor has released a new video about the benefits of incorporating disaster recovery automation into DR plans. The video shows how DR automation is able to simplify complex recovery processes, ensuring a smooth recovery of operations after data loss or corruption, equipment failure, or even a complete site outage.
In the event of disaster, businesses must perform dozens, if not hundreds, of steps to bring back their systems and continue with their essential business practices. A misstep in the recovery process caused by human error, a process flaw, a routing issue, etc., can delay recovery time objectives (RTO) by hours and cost exorbitant amounts in lost revenue.
Backup is Old School Featured
The traditional approach to this problem is to temporarily disable write access to data during the backup, by quiescing the application or
by having the operating system enforce exclusive read access. This works when regular downtime is acceptable, but 24/7 systems cannot bear service stoppages. To avoid downtime, high-availability systems may instead perform the backup on a snapshot—a read-only copy of the data set frozen at a point in time—and allow applications to continue writing to their data. In some systems once the initial snapshot is taken of a data set, subsequent snapshots copy the changed data only and use a system of pointers to reference the initial snapshot.
FalconStor has been named to CRN’s 2012 Partner Programs Guide, and the FalconStor PartnerChoice program was awarded a 5-Star Partner Program rating.
The 2012 CRN Partner Programs Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products through the IT Channel. CRN’s 5-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
The Power of Collective Intelligence Featured
Why do we take the time and money to gather all our sales professionals in one place for a week? In two words: collective intelligence.
One of our company’s key values is teamwork. The reason we believe in teamwork is the simple fact that the collective experience and knowledge of the group is far superior to the smartest human on the planet, let alone in the room. We gather to get smart. We gather to learn from each other and solve problems using a massively parallel system – our collective brainpower
As a storage virtualization company “literally” at its core, FalconStor has been one of the pioneers of this technology since early 2000. Very few of those who first took on that challenge are still standing, and while server virtualization has taken the data center over like a wild fire, storage virtualization hasn’t seen massive adoption in IT organizations.
Reflecting on 12 years of our company’s history may provide some answers, but I’ll save this for another blog. The fact is through these 12 years FalconStor grew to be one of the most respected and recognized names in the storage industry by staying faithful to it’s primary mission: simplifying very complex storage management processes while containing IT costs And our storage virtualization technology has been at the heart of everything we do.
Dell customers are facing unprecedented data growth that is straining existing storage resources, and they need an efficient way to expand and upgrade legacy storage installations without disrupting operations. To address this challenge, Dell has entered into an agreement with FalconStor that allows Dell Services to employ FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) technology for a new data migration service. The new service will allow Dell to effectively transition customers from legacy EMC storage systems to the latest EqualLogic and Compellent storage arrays. The comprehensive data migration capabilities of FalconStor NSS will allow Dell’s Data Center Deployment team to provide a safe, effective, and flexible tool to virtualize and migrate data in any host environment and between any storage systems.
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