Posts Tagged Spectralogic
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.
Walking the floor at NAB storage companies were few and far between. However, having said that there was a pervasive presence of digital storage solutions in many of the booths that featured content capture, management, production and delivery solutions. Data Direct were omnipresent with lesser known brands such as Rorke Data, Omneon and Apace having noticeable footprints.
Perhaps my first hand experiences of living through the ugly demise of once proud storage companies such as STK and the StorageWorks Division of Compaq, I have developed a sensitivity to organizational longevity. Hence my delight to discover three storage companies at NAB that can boast 25+/- successful years in the storage business; a strong testimony to their technology and customer service. Congratulations to SpectraLogic, Rorke and JMR.