June 25, 2010 – HP Labs’ StoreOnce includes a number of new technologies designed to improve deduplication performance, including sparse indexing, intelligent block size management and a reduction in disk fragmentation.

itNews.com brought this to our attention in their article, “Analysis: Will HP’s data deduplication strategy pay off?“.  HP announced its incursion into deduplication at its TechForum 2010 event in Las Vegas. StoreOnce, an HP-developed suite of software, is designed to offer deduplication functions across a range of platforms. Stating that previous solutions don’t provide a unified experience, StoreOnce uses sparse indexing as a way of partitioning the index efficiently so that excess memory is not being used, hence creating a more timely result.

 While deduplication can help businesses use existing technology more efficiently, the glittery appeal for enterprise vendors comes from its quick uptake and of course, the potential to increase bottom lines.

Melody K. Smith

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