The concept of instant backup takes on a whole new meaning with the advent of a new table-top storage system from Quantum, the first of its kind to offer data deduplication, says eWEEK.
The GoVault Data Protection Solution is about the size of a toaster and features a pair of removable cartridges totaling 40 GB. A Windows-based storage package sets up in a matter of minutes offering dedupe and disaster recovery.
The cartridges are fairly rugged, capable of withstanding a one-meter drop onto a hard surface, so you can take them home at night or store them in a secure location should the need for recovery arise.
Data deduplication is coming on as the hot new backup application, according to research by the 451 Group. The firm reports that dedupe revenues should grow from virtually nil in 2005 to more than $1 billion by 2009.