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Linbit: Software-Defined Storage Meeting De-Dupe and Compression From Permabit

With DRBD software for Linux
This is a Press Release edited by on 2016.08.04

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Permabit Technology Corporation, and LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH, announced a partnership at HostingCon 2016.

Together, Permabit's VDO data reduction for Linux and LINBIT's DRBD software, allow enterprises to replicate data in a distributed storage cluster with high speed data deduplication and compression, maximizing bandwidth efficiency. In LINBIT's tested dataset, pairing DRBD with VDO reduced the replication network and storage utilization by ~85% while increasing load by ~0.8. (full results).

Since 2001, LINBIT has been developing and supporting the Linux replication software, DRBD. In 2005, the firm created a geo-clustering software called DRBD Proxy, primarily used for DR purposes. Company's HA and DR software works on commodity hardware, and is now being used as a software-defined storage platform, for cloud and virtualization environments. Since the DRBD software replicates data at the block level, users can replicate any filesystem, VM, or application that runs on Linux.

"For years, enterprises who were tired of paying proprietary SAN vendors have been switching to DRBD on commodity hardware for resilient storage. More recently, private and hybrid cloud buyers have been demanding open solutions to storage," said Greg Eckert, manager, business development, LINBIT. "By partnering with Permabit, our clients can use LINBIT's software-defined storage approach to beat both the performance and cost of proprietary hardware vendors."

Provider in data reduction technology, Permabit recently announced the latest release of its Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) software, VDO 6 - a modular data reduction solution available for the Linux block storage stack. VDO delivers the company's patented deduplication, HIO/s compression and thin provisioning in a commercial software package for Linux for enterprise hybrid cloud data centers and cloud service providers.

"Permabit and LINBIT have worked together to ensure that VDO, the only complete data reduction solution for the Linux storage stack, works flawlessly with LINBIT's DRBD to minimize bandwidth requirements for HA and DR," said Louis Imershein, VP product, Permabit. "The block level approach used by both solutions makes the combination of VDO and DRBD an ideal so,ion for handling DR in hybrid cloud deployments."