Arkeia To Add Advanced Dedupe To Its Data Protection Software


Arkeia Software this week unveiled a new version of its data protection software which now integrates storage deduplication technology.

Bill Evans, CEO of San Diego-based Arkeia, said that its new Arkeia Network Backup 9.0 uses dedupe technology from Kadena, a software developer it acquired in 2009.

Arkeia's data protection software is the latest in a string of storage software and hardware offerings to get integrated dedupe. The Kadena dedupe technology is one of the best, Evans said.

"Kadena was founded and came out with dedupe technology before the term 'dedupe' became popular," he said.

Deduplication, also called "dedupe," removes duplicate information as data is stored, backed up, or archived. It can be done at the file level, where duplicate files are replaced with a marker pointing to one copy of the file, and/or at the sub-file or byte level, where duplicate bytes of data are removed and replaced by pointers, resulting in a significant decrease in storage capacity requirements.

 

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