VMworld 2012: Storage Takes Center Stage (Part 2)

During VMworld 2012, Santa Clara, Calif.-based StorSimple showed enterprise customer results based on recently captured field data obtained using StorSimple cloud-integrated storage systems that indicated that IT teams are achieving average de-dupe ratios of 3.3x across on-premise and cloud storage volumes. StorSimple said this shows that enterprises many not have to purchase as much storage capacity, both locally and in the cloud, as previously thought. In addition, customers can also archive inactive data to the cloud, freeing additional on-premise storage capacity. StorSimple said the new data validates the company's cloud-integrated approach to enterprise storage, which enables customers to eliminate traditional SAN purchases and reduce ongoing capex and opex.

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