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January 27, 2010

Fujitsu adds deduplication to Eternus CS data protection appliances

Claims to reduce network bandwidth for remote replication

By CBR Staff Writer

Fujitsu has integrated data deduplication technology across its range of Eternus CS data protection appliances. and the Eternus CS800. A new entry-level Eternus CS model, the CS800, targeted at mid-market customers, also joins the line-up.

According to Fujitsu, the deduplication provides the dual benefits of reducing network bandwidth for remote replication, and cutting the risk of running out of disk space, by making a single backup copy of data that exists in multiple instances.

The company claims that the Eternus CS deduplication technology lowers holistic backup costs, by reducing disk storage capacity requirements by 90%. The CS800 supports the integration of remote offices into consolidated data protection environments and its deduplication can reduce network bandwidth requirements for data replication between sites by a factor of 20 or more.

The Eternus CS data protection appliances are compatible with tape libraries, and the new Eternus CS800 model also supports Symantec’s OpenStorage API that provides a single point of management across sites and storage tiers, Fujitsu said.

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In addition, the company is also offering optional deduplication capabilities for Eternus CS line, both for new models and the existing installations worldwide. The Eternus CS features true tape virtualisation to support mainframes, open systems, NAS devices and backup applications. It also enables customers to align different SLAs with their data protection policies by aligning tape, disk and deduplication technology into a suitable information lifecycle management strategy.

Sean Haffey, storage business manager of Fujitsu UK and Ireland, said: “Increasingly, mid-market customers are turning to disk backup to benefit from the greater flexibility and ease of management. By offering the new Eternus CS800 model with deduplication, Fujitsu provides an affordable solution that is especially attractive to the mid-market. We are also enhancing the Eternus CS high-end systems by adding powerful deduplication capabilities to further strengthen the systems’ outstanding data protection capabilities.”

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