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Reduce Storage Costs with Data Deduplication

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Windows Server 2012 delivers a new data deduplication feature that is designed to work on primary storage without impacting workloads running on the server. By using deduplication, customers can easily save over half of their data storage capacity. While storage costs have been dropping steadily, they aren’t dropping fast enough to offset the growth of data. This makes storage efficiency a true priority for most enterprise IT departments. Data storage efficiency needs to increase wherever data is—in addition, enterprise IT departments are rapidly consolidating file servers while making capacity scaling and optimization one of the main requirements for the platform. This session provides deep information on Deduplication as an in-box feature of Windows Server 2012 that delivers new capabilities to customers at no additional cost.

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  • What is the trade off for using deduplication

  • I am interested in understanding how this compares to SAN deduplication. 

  • How you can save me money now? Does this only work on 2012 server storage or will it work on LUNs in a SAN?

  • Good questions. While each deployment will always be a bit different, in this session we will discuss deployment options, savings seen in different scenarios, and some of the tradeoffs. And of course, you can use the DDPEVAL.EXE tool to estimate your storage space savings before you actually turn dedup on. We look forward to seeing you at TechEd next week. We have a couple of surprises in store for you at this session.

  • With Windows Server 2012 R2 now officially announced, I can let you know that this session will include info about the new support for deduplication of live VHDX files for VDI. See you there.

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