The Channel logo

News

By | Austin Modine 15th May 2007 00:41

NetApp offers de-dupes with less hoops

Releases A-SIS as stand-alone offering

Network Appliance will soon be offering its data de-duplication technology for corporate storage systems, regardless of the data management software being used.

NetApp Advanced Single Instance Storage (A-SIS) software will allow block-level de-duplication for NearStore R200 and FAS storage systems.

Previously A-SIS has only been available in systems bundled with Symantec NetBackup. Starting this week, however, the software will no longer require Netbackup.

With the offering, NetApp is targeting de-dupe technology not just for backup and archiving, but for primary storage systems as well. De-duplication removes redundant information as data is stored. The process greatly decreases storage capacity required.

ComputerWorld reports the software lacks a graphical interface, requiring the user to brave command-line inputs. NetApp, however, says the software runs seamlessly in the background with "virtually no read/write performance overhead."

The software is being offered as a free upgrade to NearStore R200 customers and as a $3,000 option for its FAS systems. ®

alert Send corrections

Opinion

Chris Mellor

How long before Blue Big HQ pulls the plug on the whole thing?

Chris Mellor

Drives nails forged with Red Hat iron into VCE's coffin
Sleep Cycle iOS app screenshot

Trevor Pott

Forget big-spending globo biz: it's about the consumer... and he's desperate for a nap

Features

Windows 8.1 Update  Storeapps Taskbar
Chinese Buffet self-service
Chopping down the phone tree to scrump low-hanging fruit
An original member of the System/360 family announced in 1964, the Model 50 was the most powerful unit in the medium price range.
Big Blue's big $5bn bet adjusted, modified, reduced, back for more
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Redmond needs to discover the mathematics of trust