Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gotta Have IT

It has occurred to me that there are 3 vital game changers out there.
Data deduplication
Wan optimization

All encompass maximizing efficiency.
Data dedupe gives you back 30 to 40 percent of your storage by finding
indentical blocks of data and placing pointers to it rather than writing
full copies of data. So,with file level dedupe, you have 1 copy of
a word document with 5 pointers referncing it rather than 6 full
copies.With block level dedupe, you save 1 version of the text
"thank you"; from every file with additional pointers, rather
than 8 billion strings of that text. It ain't cheap but pays for

Virtualization.The newest in sliced bread. Remember
mainframes? The more things change, the more they stay the
same Jam a bunch of separate, functional apps in one place
gaining resource, hardware, and operational efficiencies. With an
avg server running at 5% efficiency, this is very wasteful of the
aforementioned resources. The savings can be astronomical
depending on environment.

Wan optimization. This merges many technology concepts to provide
reduced latency and response times across slow links through caching,
compression and other secret sauce. Response times are akin to being on
a LAN.

Coolness comes at cost though. However, long run, all will save
you $.

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