62% of companies use Data De-duplication to chase away Storage Inefficiency

London, UK, 6th October 2008 - Research by Storage Expo has found that 62% of companies use De-duplication to increase efficiency, reduce storage requirements and also costs. A further 27% intended to implement de-duplication technology within the next 12 months. At the other end of the spectrum 4% do not intend to join the bandwagon and 6% claimed that De-duplication was not delivering what they expected.

Simon Robinson, Research Director, The 451Group, commented, “Data De-duplication has emerged as one of the most talked about technologies in storage, and IT departments are actually embracing it, suggesting that De-duplication can provide real value and return on investment to businesses that deploy it.”

Natalie Booth, Event Manager for Storage Expo 2008 said, “Data De-duplication is a relatively new method of reducing storage needs and boosting efficiency by eliminating the inherent data redundancies that exist in many traditional storage and data protection processes, such as backup. Heralded as one of the most exciting technologies in the storage market De-duplication has left organizations very excited about its possibilities.”

Simon Robinson will be chairing a seminar on Data De-duplication called ‘Reducing your Data Footprint with De-duplication’ on the 15th of October at 3:45pm. The seminar will be focussing on organizations that have implemented de-duplication technology and discussing their experiences on whether the reality really does live up to the hype. Key challenges addressed at the seminar will include reducing storage requirements, increasing efficiency, reducing energy requirements and reducing asset redundancies”

The other speakers in the keynote are:

  • Steve Bruck, Infrastructure Architect, Associated Newspapers Ltd
  • Simon Spence, CIO, CB Richard Ellis
Data De-duplication is fast becoming a core fundamental of any storage system and companies that have left storage efficiency on the back burner will lose out in the long run.
With two days of stimulating and thought provoking keynotes and seminars that reflect the needs of today’s data storage professionals and information management experts, Storage Expo 2008 gives visitors the chance to improve and update their storage strategies.

Other Seminars that focus on De-Duplication include:
  • De- duplication Explained by Barnaby Skivington, Senior Consultant, Data Domain
  • Backup-to-Disk with De-duplication. Lowering Costs, Improving Protection, and Simplifying Management by Sean Livingstone, Technology Business Consultant, EMC
  • Storage Management for the 21st Century by Jonathan Kamminga, Global Solutions Architect, Dell
  • The Reinvention of Storage by Eyal Zimran, Senior Director of Marketing and Alliances, IBM
For more information visit Storage Expo (www.storage-expo.com), the UK’s definitive data storage and information management event, which provides visitors with the opportunity to compare the most comprehensive range of data storage and information management solutions from all leading suppliers whilst addressing today’s key issues. Now in its 8th year, the show features a comprehensive FREE education programme, and over 100 exhibitors at Olympia, London from 15-16 October 2008.

Source: StoragePR