HP Intros De-Dupe Solutions

HP transforms data protection with new data deduplication solutions

June 23, 2008

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PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced new disk-based backup systems with data deduplication technology that increases disk utilization by up to 50 times(1) to deliver scalable solutions that reduce storage costs and protect business critical data.

Data deduplication technology eliminates redundant data from a disk storage device to lower storage space requirements. The technology enables customers to reduce floor space and lower energy consumption by decreasing storage capacity requirements. It also helps them minimize administrative overhead by retaining data on disk for longer periods of time.

HP provides two distinct methods of data deduplication to address the demands of customers of different sizes. For small and midsize (SMB) customers, HP has integrated this functionality into the HP StorageWorks D2D Backup Systems (D2D) (http://www.hp.com/go/d2d). For enterprise customers, HP offers deduplication with the HP StorageWorks Virtual Library Systems (VLS) (http://www.hp.com/go/vls).

In a separate release:

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Continuing its efforts to advance customer adoption of Linux, HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced the contribution of its Tru64 UNIX Advanced File System (AdvFS) source code to the open source community.The AdvFS source code includes capabilities that increase uptime, enhance security and help ensure maximum performance of Linux file systems. HP will contribute the code as a reference implementation of an enterprise Linux file system under the terms of General Public License Version 2 for compatibility with the Linux kernel, as well as provide design documentation, test suites and engineering resources.

Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free software and open source development, and source code continues to draw interest from developers, the user community and customers. HP, which ships a Linux server at the rate of one per minute, has long provided open source alternatives to customers and contributed to the open source community to speed market development.

Hewlett-Packard Co.

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