What is data deduplication?
Simply put, data deduplication is the ability of a software application or an appliance to compare blocks of data being written to disk with data blocks that currently reside on that disk. When duplicate data is found, it gets replaced by a pointer to the original data, removing or deduplicating redundant blocks. In this way, data deduplication helps you:
• Protect your data better
• Recover lost files more quickly
• Reduce backup and recovery costs
Why consider data deduplication?
The amount of data that is created and maintained by an organization continues to grow exponentially. The dramatic surge in data protection and data storage needs is a result of increased electronic communication applications and other information moving to digital format. As businesses look to grow from a need to store gigabytes to terabytes, data center space and power are more and more expensive. In today’s economy, the combination of cost, operational and legislative pressures are driving businesses to look at more cost-effective data storage technologies and data management solutions. How effectively you manage backup of important data assets is critical to business success. This reason alone is why data deduplication is such an important technology to consider in your overall data protection strategy.
Benefits to Your Business
Reducing redundant data objects yields more space efficiency. That means dramatic savings in power, cooling and overall costs. The more efficient use of disk space also allows for longer disk utilization periods, better recovery time objectives (RTO) and a reduction of data that must be sent across a WAN for remote backups, replication and disaster recovery.
Data deduplication reduces the network bandwidth needed for replication. Deduplication provides automated disaster recovery using existing networks, reduced media handling (especially across remote sites), and lower costs.
RenovoData’s deduplication capabilities offer operational savings and productivity gains are compelling factors to consider when debating on data deduplication. In additional to cost and space savings, data deduplication provides the ability to instantaneously verify that data has been backed up. In general, it enables higher security, faster restores and shorter backup windows.
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