Permabit Throws a Data Reduction Lifeline to Legacy Arrays
Wikibon’s research finds that inline data reduction appliances offer a powerful non-disruptive upgrade to installed legacy storage arrays. It is especially powerful in improving the cost effectiveness of flash storage on those arrays. Storage executives should ask their legacy vendors when this technology will be available on their installed storage arrays, and not invest further in any array type that will not either support an inline data reduction appliance or the equivalent function built into the legacy storage array controllers.
The only current DRe appliance vendor is Permabit, which recently announced it SANblox OEM solution.
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