Wednesday, July 16, 2008

News-n-Analysis :: EMC unravles DATA DEDUP,,, with new features in their VTL's

EMC Corp. launched three new virtual tape libraries (VTLs) at EMC World today that include Quantum Corp.'s data deduplication software. Users of the disk-based backup hardware can choose either inline or post-process deduplication, and the largest of the new VTL models -- the EMC Disk Library 4000 -- is based on the first Clariion disk array model to ship with drive spin-down.

EMC Disk Library 4000 customers can get data deduplication and the new drive spin-down capability as free upgrades.

It's been known for months that EMC would license Quantum software for deduplication with disk targets, but not why EMC declined to use its own Avamar dedupe software in that capacity.