Date Added: Oct 2010
IT professionals responsible for backup and recovery operations are seeking ways to make processes automated, faster, more reliable, and less costly via the use of disk-to-disk-to-disk (D2D2D) or disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) strategies. Inserting disk in the backup data path is a sure way to improve performance and reliability and reduce operator intervention. However, to affect cost, deduplication will be a necessary component of a disk-to-disk (D2D) solution. Fujitsu has a portfolio of D2D offerings with data deduplication that can introduce efficiency and improve the economics of data protection. This paper focuses on the ETERNUS CS800 solution, Fujitsu's new file-, OST-, and VTL-interface disk target solution with deduplication, that is ideally suited for midmarket organizations (companies with 100-999 employees).