Note to Readers: I have updated thoughts on this topic and you can see them here.
My previous post on dedupe performance illustrated the impact that global dedupe has on the effective performance of different dedupe appliances. I received a lot of comments from vendors that didn’t have global dedupe saying one of two things. One thing they would say is that the vendors that claimed to have global dedupe didn’t really have it. I know too much to believe that. The other thing they’d say is that global dedupe wasn’t as important as I was making it out to be. Well, that’s definitely not the case, and that’s what this post is all about. Click Read More to see why I think global dedupe is critical for larger environments.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.