With growing capacity needs, shorter backup windows and escalating energy costs coupled with shrinking datacenter space, tighter budgets and the need for faster restores, IT professionals are demanding a new kind of deduplication solution. It’s not just about saving storage anymore. It’s about saving time, energy, space and resources – a more holistic approach to storage efficiency.
An efficient data center should be more than a data center that conserves energy costs. The efficient data center is one that has been optimized to reduce overall data while delivering power efficiency, space efficiency and cost efficiency. By combining all these benefits together, this new data center can provide storage optimization that truly delivers bottom-line value.
The cost of traditional storage solutions makes it difficult for organizations to efficiently backup and store their rapidly growing business and application data. Compounding this challenge are tight budgets which drive an increased demand for solutions that will improve operating efficiencies while meeting performance requirements.
So why is it so hard to achieve both?
It shouldn’t be. Especially for storage deduplication systems which are primarily used as backup targets. The typical backup window is less than eight hours a day. Yet, most deduplication systems spin drives and burn energy for the remaining 16 hours of operation.
Would you leave your car running at full speed in the driveway when not using it? Probably not. So why would you keep your storage running at full speed between back-up windows? Not only is it wasting power to operate, but it’s wasting power to cool as well.
By automatically reducing power consumption of the backup system when it’s not in use, companies can realize immediate savings – without giving up performance. They get “Speed with Green” (SG). And by combining this with data reduction through high-speed deduplication, footprint reduction by utilizing space-efficient storage arrays, all in a cost-efficient, integrated solution, the efficient data center shouldn’t be hard to achieve. Rather, the question should be why settle for anything less?
Nexsan and FalconStor don’t think anyone should have to. That’s why we have paired up to deliver a single, high-performance, power-efficient solution that packs data deduplication features into a high-density solution that intelligently and automatically lowers its power consumption when not in use. With the Nexsan DeDupe SG, any company can get “Speed with Green” for a truly efficient data center without giving up a thing.