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NetApp Deduplication Deployed on More Than 30,000 Systems Worldwide

NetApp deduplication has been delivered to more than 5,000 customers worldwide, comprising more than 30,000 systems

NetApp announced that deduplication adoption among its customer base continues to grow at an impressive rate. Already one of the fastest growing technologies in the company's history, NetApp deduplication has been delivered to more than 5,000 customers worldwide, comprising more than 30,000 systems containing 385PB of storage capacity. With NetApp's unique deduplication technology, customers are able to eliminate duplicate data across all tiers of storage, allowing them to combat data proliferation while creating a more efficient storage infrastructure.

In addition to NetApp's complete family of FAS systems, the power of its deduplication technology was also recently extended to NetApp V-Series virtualized storage systems and Virtual Tape Library (VTL) systems. As a result, NetApp deduplication can now be applied to storage systems manufactured by EMC, HP, Hitachi Data Systems, and others, providing customers with a deduplication solution spanning primary, backup, and archival storage applications.

"Users are under growing pressure to increase the efficiency of their storage assets," said Benjamin Woo, vice president and senior analyst at IDC. "One way of achieving this is by boosting utilization levels by leveraging deduplication in newer, nontraditional use cases. NetApp has made considerable progress by delivering over 30,000 systems with its deduplication technology, and, as such, it has validated the fact that deduplication can be applied across a wide variety of applications and storage tiers."

The City of Hartford, a NetApp customer, is Connecticut's largest metropolitan area, with over one million residents. In its attempt to become one of the nation's most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly cities, the City of Hartford has developed a cleaner, more cost-effective IT infrastructure. NetApp deduplication technology has played a major role in this initiative.

NetApp deduplication strengthens NetApp's portfolio of space-saving technologies, which includes thin provisioning, Snapshot copies, and flexible clones. Like most of these space-saving technologies, NetApp deduplication is a feature that comes at no extra cost.

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