Posts Tagged FalconStor
In 2010, key trends in infrastructure technology innovation included big data, cloud services, simplicity, virtualization, NAND flash, and data efficiency. We discuss these trends and core technology innovations in our Wikibon article, Best Enterprise Infrastructure Technology Innovations of 2010 and chose our Wikibon 2010 CTO award winners here.
Nexsan and FalconStor announced today, a partnership that integrates the data deduplication software from FalconStor with Nexsan’s highly energy efficient, AutoMaid storage architecture.
Being someone who is heavily biased in favor of MAID like techniques and storage optimization techniques such as data deduplication to drive meaningful energy efficiencies, this is a partnership that I loudly applaud.
I look at the integration of Nexsan’s AutoMaid and FalconStor’s File-interface Deduplication System (FCS) as the best of two worlds delivering what is probably the most energy efficient, on-line data storage solution for active and semi-active data.
On Monday, June 1st, 2009, FalconStor Software announced some pretty compelling data reduction numbers. Depending on whose numbers you believe FalconStor’s single-node performance is 20-30% faster than Data Domain’s single node performance. What’s more, in its reference environment discussed here on Wikibon and in a press release here FalconStor’s Single Instance Repository (SIR) was able to achieve a 40:1 data reduction ratio – 20:1 using SHA-1 deduplication at a block level and then 2:1 using hardware compression cards from HiFN. FalconStor also has file level data reduction using pretty much the same code.