Monthly Archive: June 2010

Jun 20

Opendedup – Open Source Storage Deduplication for the masses

Opendedup is Storage Deduplication for the common man (or woman).

From the website…

The main features of SDFS are:

  • Reduced Storage Utilization – SDFS Deduplication can reduce storage utilization by up to 90%-95%
  • Scalability – SDFS can dedup a Petabyte or more of data. Over 3TB per gig of memory at 128k chunk size.
  • Speed – SDFS can perform deduplication/redup at line speed 290 MB/S+
  • VMWare support – Work with vms – can dedup at 4k block sized. This is required to dedup Virtual Machines effectively
  • Flexible storage – deduplicated data can be stored locally, on the network across multiple nodes, or in the cloud.
  • Inline and Batch Mode deduplication – The file system can dedup inline or periodically based on needs. This can be changed on the fly
  • File and Folder Snapshot support – Support for file or folder level snapshots.
This looks like it has some real potential for the lab environment, especially for those who cannot afford commercial-grade solutions like NetApp.

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