Paul G. Szabady
Paul at ThyService.com
Thu Jan 10 10:27:51 EST 2008
> I recall Netapp not too long ago talking publicly about a new automatic
> de-duplication capability in data OnTAP, which hopefully avoids the
> above limitation. Hm, could some advanced Linux filesystem already
> have it? I don't know.
There may or may not be any advanced linux filesystem with this
capability, I'm not sure. But I sat through an extremely interesting
de-dupe presentation from Data Domain yesterday. If I remember correctly,
their CTO was the guy that developed WAFL for NetApp. A number of other
technical and sales engineers came over from NetApp and their product has
a lot of similarities to NetApp. (Go figure, huh?) Data Domain holds at
least a couple of patents on their "inline de-dupe and compression"
technology. Depending on your budget of course, the cost of getting
started with their appliance was surprisingly low at ~$.50/GB. Contact me
directly if you want contact info for the folks that performed the dog and
pony show for my organization yesterday.
Insert standard disclaimers here (ie: I have no vested interest in Data
Domain....blah, blah, blah)
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