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What is Breaking Deduplication?

George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Jered Floyd, CTO at Permabit
Deduplication, the process of eliminating redundant data segments on a storage system, has become an expected feature in the disk backup market. It seemed logical that deduplication would be applied to throughout the data center. For the most part though deduplication is only consistently available where low latency and massive scale are not required, namely backup and Branch WAN optimization.

Specifically missing in action is primary storage deduplication. Why? Attend this web meeting hosted by Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst, George Crump and Jered Floyd, CTO of Permabit Technology. Both storage vendors and IT Managers will get significant value as they eavesdrop in on a conversation between Crump and Floyd in which they discuss the top four reasons that deduplication has not ubiquitously made its way to primary storage:

1) Unintelligent use of RAM and CPU storage for deduplication hash tables
2) Inefficient deduplication hash table size
3) The inefficiency of the hash lookup engine
4) The lack of experience in developing and supporting deduplication technology

After these weaknesses are covered, the webinar will conclude with a series of steps that developers can take to make sure their deduplication engines are up to the primary storage challenge and the questions that IT Managers should ask their prospective vendors to make sure they are getting a well vetted deduplication engine that will stand the test of time.
Jun 21 2012
59 mins
What is Breaking Deduplication?
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    In this webinar join Storage Switzerland’s founder George Crump and Avere Systems CEO, Ron Bianchini for an interactive webinar Using the Cloud to Create an All-Flash Data Center.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    1. The Challenges to Building an All-Flash Data Center

    2. The Challenges to using On-Premise Hybrid Arrays

    3. The Cloud Answer

    4. The Three Steps to a truly All-Flash Future

    A. Identifying Data

    B. Designing The Right Infrastructure

    C. Implementing That Infrastructure

    Register today to learn how you can create an all-flash data center today, and be able to afford it. As always, we will leave plenty of time for an extensive Q&A session, so tune in to get your flash and cloud storage questions answered by our panel of storage experts. All registrants will also be able to access Storage Switzerland’s extensive library of on-demand webinars, many with exclusive white papers, without having to re-register.

    Special Offer: All pre-registrants for this webinar will receive a copy of Storage Switzerland's latest white paper "How Cloud can enable the All-Flash Data Center" emailed after they register.
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    2. The Value of Dense VM Environments - and the demands they create
    3. Why both Scale-up and Scale-out NAS fail to meet these demands
    4. How ‘Scale Right’ Solves the Problem
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    * Assuming backup is an archive
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