Permabit in De-Dupe for Enterprise SSDs

Based on Albireo data optimization software
This is a Press Release edited by on 2012.04.30

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Permabit Technology Corporation announced availability of Albireo for Flash Technologies.

Both Albireo Software Development Kit (SDK) and Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) now support enterprise flash technologies utilized in flash arrays, caching solutions (both hardware and software), and SSDs including both drives and PCIe solutions.

These flash solutions are the I/O performance leaders in the enterprise and designed to support applications such as database indexing, online transaction processing, desktop and server virtualization, front-end web serving, and key infrastructure offerings (such as email and messaging). With Albireo the cost of flash storage is reduced by 5-35x making it competitive with spinning disk, and it delivers cost for performance and capacity below that of traditional hard disk-based storage arrays. In addition, deduplication technology reduces the number of writes which increases flash life and reliability.

  • Albireo was designed to meet these metrics to address the high performance demands of enterprise flash solutions:
  • Scalability to millions of dedupe operations per second
  • Greater than 250,000 IOPS inline performance using a single commodity CPU core
  • Sub-millisecond latency
  • <512 MB minimum memory footprint

"We are moving into the IO era of storage and a host of innovative companies are setting the pace for innovation," says Tom Cook, CEO and president of Permabit. "The challenge for these vendors continues to be the cost and scale of their solutions as they compete with legacy enterprise spinning disk solutions. With Albireo, flash vendors increase their reliability, and dramatically improve their efficiency allowing them to rapidly take market share. Albireo dedupe accelerates the IO era."

George Crump, analyst at Storage Switzerland commented: "Almost everything that flash vendors do to drive down the cost of flash has an adverse effect on either performance or reliability. Deduplication solutions like Albireo are the exception. When implemented correctly deduplication can dramatically reduce the effective cost of Flash capacity and improve the effective reliability by eliminating unneeded, redundant write traffic."