Experts at Permabit Technology Corporation, the company behind Permabit Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) said enterprises and cloud service providers that have built their infrastructure around Linux should deploy data reduction in the operating system to drive costs down.
Permabit’s VDO software fills a gap in the Linux feature set by supplying a cost effective, alternative to the data reduction services delivered as part of the two other major OS platforms – Microsoft Windows and VMware. To cut costs as they build out their next generation infrastructure with one or more of these OS platforms in public and/or private cloud deployments, IT architects need to be driven and one obvious way to do so is with data reduction.
VDO, with inline data deduplication, HIOPS Compression, and fine-grained thin provisioning, is deployed as a device-mapper driver for Linux. This approach ensures compatibility with a full complement of direct-attached/ephemeral, block, file and object interfaces. VDO data reduction is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Canonical Ubuntu Linux LTS distributions.
Advantages of in-OS data reduction technology include:
Improved density for public/private /hybrid cloud storage, resulting in lower storage and service costs
Vendor independent to function across hardware running the target OS
Seamless data mobility between on-premise and cloud resources
Up to six times lower IT infrastructure OpEx
Transparent to end users accessing data
Requires no modifications to existing applications, file systems, virtualization features, or data protection capabilities