IBM’s latest acquisition. I’m just sayin…
Diligent develops in-line data de-duplication software that is integrated with server and storage infrastructures to help organizations significantly reduce the amount and cost of physical storage required in data centers. Enterprise and mid-sized organizations are faced with data centers that are reaching a breaking point of complexity and manageability, while at the same time experiencing explosive demands for storage for new data, transactions, email and back-up files.
Oracle also advises you to Throw Away Half Your Disk Drives (you gotta love the asterisk clause…)
Virtualisation has obvious potential in reducing storage volumes. But de-duplication is also going to be a very big deal. Think how data volumes are exploding. I just bought a new hard drive- 500Gb for less than a hundred quid. wow.