The purpose of deduplication is to provide more storage, particularly backup storage, for less money, right? Then wouldn’t it be ridiculous if deduplication vendors were demanding that their customers pay more per terabyte of storage? Or if they were simply pushing the task of integrating, monitoring, and managing deduplication back onto their users?
This whitepaper discusses the various approaches to deduplication and the strengths and weaknesses of each. We’ll also introduce a different approach to deduplication – which we term Adaptive Deduplication – that delivers the advantages of deduplication without the capital expense of hardware-based deduplication devices but with better performance and manageability than software solutions.