I’m surprised that Dipesh Patel of CommVault joined the “dedupe ratio doesn’t matter” chorus with his blog post “How to analyze dedupe ratios and its impact on cost savings.” I’ve met him and know him to be an intelligent person, so I’ll post this and hope for the best.
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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 Technologist 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.