Demystifying Deduplication for Backup with the Dell DR4000

Data deduplication, or dedupe for short, can yield enormous savings, making disk-to-disk backup more feasible. However, not all deduplication technologies are equal. Tape backup is no longer an effective solution for all data-protection scenarios. Many organizations are turning to disk-based backup solutions to augment or, in some cases, replace their existing backup solutions. However, this backup method presents challenges of its own. The need for greater retention of data creates an expensive appetite for storage.