Hybrid deduplication gives users more flexibility and in some cases lets them deduplicate twice, making their backups even more compact, ESG's Buffington said.
Sepaton's roadmap for VirtuoSO and Optiscale calls for eventual scaling to as many as 16 nodes, plus support for more storage protocols, replication capabilities and other features.
The VirtuoSO platform, now in limited release and set for general availability in the first quarter of next year, is offered as a full appliance with storage included or as a gateway that can be attached to existing Hitachi Data Systems storage. Prices for the full appliance start at US$344,500.
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