I got a briefing this week on Falconstor’s latest developments. Their Virtual Tape Library 7.5 shows a lot of promise, expanding the types of deduplication processes to include not only the turbo stuff, but also the smart post-write software dedupe to reduce backups that the technology was originally created for. I really like the fact that the company has elected to provide both a hardware appliance (for those who don’t like to cobble together their own kits) and a hardware agnostic software version.
Now when someone asks what alternatives there are to overpriced dedupe rigs from Evil Machine Corporation, I have one quick bit of advice: Falconstor.
BTW, I receive no pay for this. Just my opinion, which I will continue to advance until I hear otherwise from users.
Good luck, Falconstor. Sounds like a winner.