Permabit VDO 6 Now Available for Storage OEMs and Software Defined Data Centers


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CAMBRIDGE, Mass – March 8, 2017 Permabit Technology Corporation today announced General Availability (GA) of Permabit Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) Release 6 for its OEM and Software Defined Data Center customers.  This latest release of VDO delivers the company’s patented deduplication, HIOPS Compression™ and thin provisioning in a commercial software package supporting the latest releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux LTS.

First announced in June of 2016, VDO 6 GA release benefits from six months of extensive customer feedback that has enabled Permabit to deliver the most comprehensive data reduction solution available for Linux today. Key features of the new release include:

  1. Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 and Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS –  the latest enterprise Linux distributions from two of the leading vendors targeting corporate data centers.
  2. Enhancements to the thin-provisioning capabilities of VDO, allowing users to grow the logical size of volumes online. This feature allows customers to better maximize utilization of their available storage resources.
  3. Flexible write policies that enable administrators to make tradeoffs between performance and reliability online, allowing organizations to deliver enhanced performance and maximize data safety in High Availability configurations.
  4. Permabit certification of compatibility with Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage.

VDO is the only modular data reduction solution available for the Linux block storage stack that works with the broad range of open source and commercial software solutions. As a ready-to-run kernel module for Linux, VDO works transparently with Linux block devices and file systems across all types of storage. This unique block-level approach allows Permabit customers to leverage existing file systems, volume management and data protection,  as well as deliver 4K inline, highly scalable data reduction in Linux storage environments on premises and in the cloud.

Out of the box, VDO supports block, file and object storage on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu Linux. VDO is currently deployed by storage OEM manufacturers and Permabit Integration partners. Today VDO is in use by the world’s largest financial and communications companies, as well as large government agencies. It is available immediately to Permabit storage OEMs and Permabit Integration partners.

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Permabit pioneers the development of data reduction software that provides data deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning. Our innovative products enable customers to get to market quickly with solutions that cut effective cost, accelerate performance, and gain a competitive advantage. Just as server virtualization revolutionized the economics of compute, Permabit software is transforming the economics of storage today.