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HP Intros De-Dupe Solutions

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) ( For enterprise customers, HP offers deduplication with the HP StorageWorks Virtual Library Systems (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.

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