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Permabit Debuts Data Reduction for Linux Storage Stack

With Virtual Data Optimizer software VDO 6
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2016.07.07

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Permabit Technology Corporation announced its Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) software, VDO 6.

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This release of VDO delivers the company's patented deduplication, HIO/s compression and thin provisioning in a commercial software package for Linux, expanding availability beyond the OEM marketplace to include professional services organizations that are enabling modern hybrid cloud data centers.

New to this release is the VDO for Hybrid Cloud package, which simplifies the installation and configuration of VDO in data centers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Also new is the addition of the VDO Optimizer file system, which provides up to 20x improvement in data reduction rates when used with existing archive and backup applications.

"As the volume of data they store continues to grow and at ever-increasing rates, IT infrastructure teams find themselves between this irresistible force and the relatively inelastic walls and power distribution systems of their data centers," said Howard Marks, chief scientist, DeepStorage, LLC. "A solution like Permabit's VDO will not only optimize data on local storage but also in a hybrid cloud, reducing the cost of cloud storage as well as the network load and storage ingest charges, since data is reduced before it's transferred."

VDO is an modular data reduction solution available for the Linux block storage stack that works with the broad range of open source and commercial software solutions. As a ready-to-run kernel module for Linux, VDO works directly with Linux block devices and file systems across all types of cloud storage. This block-level approach allows company's customers to leverage existing file systems, volume management and data protection to deliver 4K inline, highly scalable data reduction in their Linux storage environments. Out of the box, VDO supports block, file and object storage on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and is compatible with Red Hat OpenStack, Ceph and Gluster.

"Widespread adoption of public, private and hybrid cloud computing is ushering in a new age of efficiency in IT," said Tom Cook, CEO, Permabit. "Data reduction increases data center density and maximizes cloud efficiency. By introducing data reduction technologies, like Permabit VDO, on a global basis we could see $1.5 trillion saved in data center build-out, $10 billion saved in power costs and the prevention of 20 million metric tons of carbon emissions by 2020. This not only saves businesses precious capital outlays, it will help save the planet! Embracing efficiency is the only way to get more into your cloud."

VDO for Hybrid Cloud is currently being evaluated by the world's largest financial and communications companies as well as large government agencies.

It is available to company's storage OEMs and hybrid cloud professional services partners.

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