Ensuring continuous availability of your business’ data is a challenge. Exponential data growth, storing multiple data copies, and shrinking recovery windows were placing enormous pressure on IT. Help arrived in the form of data deduplication performed on hyper converged platforms, backup appliances, and cloud-based storage.
The growth of data hasn’t slowed and as a result data deduplication performed on hardware has made data availability complex and costly. Complexity comes from multiple server consoles and dedupe indexes that need to be managed and rationalized for a comprehensive view of your data. Then there’s the cost of storage. Hardware-based dedupe needs to store data before chunking and hashing is performed. Skimp too much on the storage cost, and the subsystem may not keep pace with the data flow resulting in a performance bottleneck.
Deduplication is one of the ways Druva has transformed data protection. Using source deduplication, chunking and hashing occurs at the source while the dedupe index is built and stored natively in the cloud. Watch this video to learn more: