Data Deduplication: The Smart Choice in Virtual Environments

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Executive Summary

IT managers and executives are in a tough spot. Cost reduction is a non-negotiable objective this year, while user expectations remain high and demand continues to rise. It's no surprise, then, that Symantec's recently released 2008 State of the Data Center report found a flurry of activity is being aimed at server virtualization. Companies want to decrease server "Spend," but they don't want to disrupt the computing environment. With more and more mission-critical applications being deployed in virtual environments, companies report they are realizing solid benefits. At the same time, server virtualization adds complexity to the data center, and that's necessitating a re-evaluation of the way companies back up and restore their data.

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