Quantum's latest deduplication package, unveiled on Monday, has less capacity than its predecessor but a higher storage throughput.
The DXi8500 dedupe appliance can store between 20 and 200 terabytes of data, and is capable of taking in data at a maximum rate of 6.4TB an hour, according to Quantum. By comparison, the previous generation DXi7500 could store up to 220TB, but could take in a maximum of 4TB an hour.
Deduplication devices are useful to heavily virtualised organisations where many computers share the same software, because they make sure that only a single instance of each important piece of data is stored. Everything else that would typically store the data instead contains a pointer to the original data, which is then replicated out on an as-needed basis.
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