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Stand-Alone Data Reduction Technologies ? A Storage Paradigm Shift

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Executive Summary

Recent trends show that the volume of stored digital data is increasing at a very fast pace. All kinds of organizations running different kinds of businesses store and maintain different types of data?from e-commerce applications through medical records to detailed retail customer buying patterns?that their processes and solutions require.

Data comes in different forms. Rich data content?be it high-definition video, audio, or photographs?increases the size of digital assets. Regulatory compliance, data warehousing policies, and business requirements demand that data be stored for longer durations. According to IDC, unstructured data is growing at 62 percent per year, and the amount of storage bought in 2008?8.5 exabytes?is likely to grow six times over by 2012.

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