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Customer data continues to grow at an exponential rate, and traditional dedupe methods have been an important part of reducing the amount of physical disk and tape needed to backup data while eliminating redundant copies of data, said Joe Lipman, vice president of sales at Advanced HPC, a San Diego-based solution provider and Arkeia partner.
The release of Arkeia Network Backup Version 9 will make it easier for Advanced HPC to take advantage of advanced deduplication technology to better serve customers moving towards cloud computing, Lipman said.
"As our customers have begun to push data to the cloud, and replicate data between sites, conserving bandwidth has become as much of an issue as conserving physical storage," he said. "By deduplicating at the source, we can not only free up the unnecessary storage, but eliminate unnecessary bandwidth costs, as well as shorten our customer's backup window."
Arkeia Network Backup Version 9 is scheduled to be available in early 2011 with progressive dedupe for Linux and Windows platforms initially, followed by support for AIX, BSD, HP-UX, Macintosh, Netware, and Solaris, Evans said.
The deduplication option will cost about $2,000 per media server initially, Evans said. However, the company plans to move towards adopting a capacity-based pricing model after the first quarter.