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Filling the Linux Data Reduction Gap – Permabit Briefing Note

Most data centers consider data reduction a “must have” feature for storage. The data reduction software should be able to deliver its capabilities without compromising performance. While many storage systems and a few operating systems now include data reduction as

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Open Software Defined Storage needs Data Reduction

Software defined storage (SDS) promises to abstract storage services from storage hardware, freeing organizations from the “lock” of having to use specific storage hardware. But the price for this “freedom” is imprisonment to a single storage software vendor. While certainly

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Sometimes Cloud Bursting is Bad – Permabit Briefing Note

IT professionals use the phrase “cloud bursting” to describe a process where they move compute and storage to the cloud when the local data center runs out of those resources. But there is another type of bursting that happens to

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SlideShare: The State of Deduplication – Mid–2015 Update

As we enter the halfway point of 2015, data reduction (deduplication, compression, thin provisioning) has emerged as the key technology driving flash adoption. Data reduction makes flash affordable and is a requirement for ODMs, OEMs and systems companies entering the

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The Top 3 Deduplication Trends

When combined with compression and thin provisioning, deduplication makes a backup disk a cost effective strategy and now makes considering a primary storage tier consisting only of flash reasonable. In our upcoming webinar Permabit CEO, Tom Cook and I will

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Webinar: The State of Deduplication – Mid–2015 Update

As we enter the halfway point of 2015, data reduction (deduplication, compression, thin provisioning) has emerged as the key technology driving flash adoption. Data reduction makes flash affordable and is a requirement for ODMs, OEMs and systems companies entering the

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Software Defined Deduplication for the Cloud

Unlike cloud compute which can scale up and down on the fly, cloud storage is more permanent. While organizations that use cloud storage only pay for the exact storage they are consuming, they do also pay for that storage month

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MeetTheCEO: Tom Cook, Permabit

Permabit CEO Tom Cook joins George Crump and I on this MeetTheCEO. Tom talks about his road to leadership at Permabit, the company and his vision for its future and what’s coming up in the storage industry.

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Storage news and insight update 3-21 – Podcast

George Crump joins me to talk about some of the latest in storage news and insight for the week of March 21, 2015. Links to the articles in this podcast: Qumulo delivers Next Generation, Data-Aware Scale-out NAS Physical Servers Matter

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Analyst Blog: Is that all you got? Are All-Flash Arrays a one trick pony?

In a recent blog Tom Cook, CEO of Permabit declared that all-flash array vendors, which count on deduplication as their key advantage, are going to disappoint their investors or shareholders. His confidence comes from the rapid adoption of Permabit’s deduplication

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