Understanding Primary Storage Optimization Options

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
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Selecting the right primary data optimization technology for your storage platform and integrating it into your existing software can be much less painful than it may at first sound. While compression and data deduplication are both now standard features for backup, few storage vendors have integrated either into primary storage. There are many challenges when trying to leverage technology designed for backup within primary storage, but newer technologies designed specifically for primary storage are much simpler to implement. Combining deduplication with compression provides additive savings, allowing storage vendors to drive cost savings to their users while still maintaining data safety. In this session, Jered Floyd, CTO of Permabit, will compare the two technologies using real world case studies and will explore which is a better fit for different data types and system architectures.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn when deduplication and compression are best used together and when they are best used separately
Attendees will have a clear understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of the two technologies.
Attendees will fully comprehend how to avoid performance degradation and the impact the various data optimization solutions have on their clients’ data.
Attendees will leave the session with a clear understanding of how to select the right primary data optimization for their storage platform, having seen real world examples.