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Data De-Duplication –Why, When Where and How? — InfoStor Article by Russ Fellows

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The topic of data de-duplication has received a lot of attention from vendors and IT administrators alike.  Both are looking to reduce the pain associated with exponential data growth most data centers are experiencing.  Data de-duplication began to emerge roughly ten years ago, but has only recently become a mainstream technology.  Just three years ago, the topic of data de-duplication was new to many people not intimately involved in creating or promoting these products.  This year, de-duplication has emerged as a mainstream technology.  In the next several years, data de-duplication will likely become as common as point-in-time copy and RAID technology are today.

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