Permabit Comments 2014 Business

Signing new partnership agreements and being awarded two patents
This is a Press Release edited by on 2014.12.23

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Permabit Technology Corporation announced that it has successfully ended the year, adding capabilities to its release of Albireo SANblox, signing new partnership agreements and being two patents in the area of data reduction.


SANblox, which the company released earlier this fall, is the storage data efficiency appliance for FC SAN arrays, and to deliver inline deduplication, compression and now thin provisioning. Internal thin provisioning expands the applicability of SANblox to include storage units that do not have this data efficiency feature built in. SANblox can be deployed in all-flash, hybrid or HDD environments in a matter of hours to provide typical 6:1 data reduction benefits.

"We continue to enhance the SANblox product with additional data efficiency capabilities based on customer demand," said Louis Imershein, senior director, product strategy, Permabit. "For enterprise storage systems that do not have their own thin provisioning technology, we have added built-in thin provisioning that tightly integrates with our inline deduplication and compression to provide support for the broadest range of enterprise storage solutions while delivering the highest possible ROI."

Permabit's deep commitment to partners enables the delivery of industry-transforming data efficiency solutions that allow customers to cut effective cost, increase capacity and address their customers' universal requirement to purchase more storage for less money. In the months following the SANblox release,

Permabit has announced partnerships with EMC and NetApp to further extend the reach of its data reduction solutions.

In addition, the company was recently assigned two new patents, bringing the total awarded to 34 in a technology space where little patent whitespace remains. Notably, US Patent No. 8,898,107, issued November 25, 2014, expands the claims of Permabit's earlier core Albireo patent to include different techniques for integrating a memory-efficient deduplication index into a storage system.