NetApp deduplication has quickly become one of the fastest growing technologies in the companys history. The adoption rate of NetApp deduplication among customers has surpassed the 10,000-system level, with more than 2,500 customers deploying NetApp deduplication. While other storage vendors have relegated deduplication to just backup or archival data, NetApp has delivered end-to-end deduplication technology that serves primary storage and is fully integrated into its mainline storage operating system. As a result, customers are realizing the full benefit of deduplication across all tiers of data, including primary, backup, and archival.
By providing our V-Series customers with deduplication technology that spans from primary to archival data, they are able to better control their heterogeneous data growth while reducing costs and simplifying data management, said Brendon Howe, vice president and general manager, NAS and V-Series Business Units for NetApp. It is apparent that our customers are rethinking their traditional approaches to data storage, and this announcement is yet another example of the value provided by NetApp V-Series systems.