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Arkeia Software Acquires Kadena Systems for Patented Next-Generation Data Deduplication

Source-side deduplication Accelerates backups by reducing network congestion

SAN DIEGO, Nov 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkeia Software, a leading provider of fast, easy-to-use, and affordable network backup solutions, today announced the acquisition of Kadena Systems, a provider of next-generation data deduplication technologies. Arkeia will integrate Kadena's proven deduplication technology to deliver source-side data deduplication in Arkeia Network Backup. Source-side data deduplication accelerates backups, reduces network congestion and is ideal for virtualized environments which have heavily duplicated data.

Santa Clara-based Kadena Systems has developed unique block-grain, content-aware, sliding-window data deduplication technology. Because the size of the sliding window is adjustable based on content type, or "content aware", Kadena can achieve both higher compression ratios and speedier deduplication. Since Kadena uses progressive-matching algorithms to identify known blocks, the speed of the deduplication process is greatly accelerated compared to first-generation approaches. The first Kadena patent was filed in 2004 and the technology has proven fast and reliable for more than 6,000 end-user customers.

Faster, Easier-to-Use, More Affordable Backup Infrastructure

"Kadena Systems technology is next-generation data deduplication that is fast and efficient," said Bill Evans, CEO of Arkeia Software. "For network backup applications, the primary benefit of deduplication should be faster backups that allow a shorter backup window. Arkeia will make this possible by delivering source-side deduplication that minimizes network traffic required for backups. Because deduplication is seamlessly integrated, de-duplicated backups become easier to define and manage. Since backup servers integrate deduplication, administrators enjoy lower costs."

The Kadena deduplication technologies will be seamlessly integrated with Arkeia, minimizing complexity but also giving customers flexibility in the form of:

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