Powered by HP StoreOnce — HP Data Protector software deduplication breaks the performance barrier

First-generation deduplication technology burst onto the scene a number of years ago. While deduplication has undoubtedly changed the backup landscape, these solutions often employ point products that isolate data into silos, are difficult to deploy and may not sufficiently scale. In particular, application performance is often disrupted due to the significant processing power required to run software-based deduplication solutions. This results in higher system hardware costs, longer restore times and slower overall IT performance.


Enhanced data storage and protection

HP Data Protector software integrates the HP Labs StoreOnce deduplication engine to deliver high-performance and resource-efficient software deduplication that improves storage utilization across the enterprise.

Patented HP StoreOnce technology enables organizations to maximize existing IT resources and meet increasingly stringent service levels through the deployment of a single, standardized deduplication engine that runs across the enterprise from the edge to the corporate data center.


HP Data Protector leverages StoreOnce technology to accelerate data analysis and reduce memory and disk I/O requirements during the deduplication process. As a result, it uses up to 90 percent less random-access memory (RAM) than competitive software deduplication solutions.  This low RAM requirement enables clients to easily deploy HP Data Protector software-based deduplication in remote offices or on existing servers, including virtual machines. With up to 1.8 TB per hour throughput, the solution can support high performance back up of large data sets.


HP Data Protector software deduplication enables clients to:


—  Improve overall application performance while backing up large data sets with up to 1.8 TB per hour throughput with less RAM than competitive solutions, which can only operate by slowing overall system performance due to RAM requirements.


—  Reduce IT costs by deploying target deduplication on existing application or backup servers without additional hardware investment.


—  Maximize IT staff resource utilization through remote deployment and management of deduplication from a central data center.


—  Meet compliance requirements by automating retention times for different data types and removal of expired data.


Data Protector software deduplication functionality is available through the Data Protector Advanced Backup to Disk license. Existing customers with an Advanced Backup to Disk license simply upgrade to v6.21, available via the HP support portal, to take advantage of software deduplication for no additional cost.


Together with HP StoreOnce Backup Systems, HP Data Protector delivers enterprise-to-edge deduplication.  Watch HP Data Protector and the new HP StoreOnce B6200 Backup System ensure high availability in enterprise environments by leveraging the B6200’s unique autonomic failover technology.


For more information on the new HP Data Protector software powered by HP StoreOnce, visit:  http://www.hp.com/go/dataprotector.

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