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Making backup easier with HP StoreOnce

on ‎06-12-2014 03:30 AM

CJZ Headshot fixed 150 x 150.jpgBy Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy  vExpert 4 years.jpg


I'm falling behind keeping you updated on things at Discover so I'll keep this short.  The week before HP Discover, an article appeared in the Register where an EMC Data Domain executive was asked "Why has EMC never provided global deduplication across Data Domain boxes".  The answer to me was startling: "To date, we've not seen a need". 


Not seen a need?  The answer tells me that EMC wants their customers to buy into siloed pools of backup, scale-up systems with no high availability, fragmented deduplication architectures, and it all adds up to complex management. 


How can they give and answer like that and keep a straight face.  Well, I think they've become complacent.  Let's face it, they have a huge market share and until customers say they've had enough of backup complexity, EMC has no reason to change their direction.


WIth the announcement of Federated Catalyst, HP StoreOnce 6500 - our multi-node scaleout backup system - now has multi-node system wide deduplication.  You now can have a single pool of storage across the multi-node system with system wide deduplication.  The ChalkTalk I have tells the story as well as other StoreOnce news related to backup ISVs so check it out. 



 I think HP StoreOnce offers customers a smarter approach than EMC Data Domain and the time for change is now.  You can learn more about StoreOnce at

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I have worked at HP for 32 years, all of it around storage but 100% focused on storage since 1990. I blog, create videos, and podcasts to help you better understand HPE Storage.

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