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BridgeSTOR Analysis Details Financial Impact of Deduplication, Compression and Thin Provisioning on Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM 2010)

Virtualizing DPM 2010 storage reduces capacity requirements by up to 90 percent

POWAY, Calif. – June 21, 2011 – BridgeSTOR, LLC, redefining the cost per terabyte equation through advanced data reduction appliances, today released an analysis describing the financial impact of adding data deduplication, compression and thin provisioning to Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM 2010). BridgeSTOR Application Optimized Storage (AOS) appliances for DPM enable storage managers to simply and affordably implement advanced data reduction technology in their DPM data protection deployments.

Available now from the BridgeSTOR website, the analysis titled “The Economic Impact of Data Deduplication, Compression and Thin Provisioning on Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010)” provides detailed information about the capital and operating expense savings that are now achievable by reducing DPM storage capacity requirements using the same technology that transformed backup data storage and retention.

“Microsoft’s DPM 2010 is a highly effective tool for protecting data on Windows servers, workstations and laptops. Just as VMware and Hyper-V are helping businesses replace racks of physical servers with a handful of virtual servers, BridgeSTOR replaces racks of disk drives with 2U appliances, each holding up to 80TB,” said John Matze, BridgeSTOR founder and CEO. “Microsoft recommends that DPM users install from 2 ½ to 3 times the capacity of the protected data for their DPM storage. It is not a surprise that data reduction for DPM 2010 produces cost savings immediately, at the time of capacity acquisition, with on-going savings in power, cooling, rack space, management time and annual maintenance charges producing savings year after year. This analysis explains exactly how those savings are achieved.”

By combining data deduplication, compression and thin provisioning to reduce DPM 2010 storage requirements, BridgeSTOR’s AOS for DPM saves disk capacity, reduces storage management time and complexity, minimizes power consumption, cooling, annual hardware maintenance fees and floor and rack space requirements. Depending on the data, deduplication reduces file and application data by 10 to 80 percent. Compression works on the deduplicated data, as well as on blocks that do not deduplicate, shrinking the amount of capacity DPM 2010 stores by as much as an additional 50 percent.

BridgeSTOR VS-ADR appliances are available through select channel partners. Please see www.bridgestor.com to locate a partner or for more information.

About BridgeSTOR

BridgeSTOR, LLC is an Advanced Data Reduction company headquartered in Poway, CA, near San Diego. The company is extending the boundaries of data deduplication into virtual machine disaster recovery and archive, optimized virtual data transfer to the Cloud and the long term retention of deduplicated data on magnetic tape.

BridgeSTOR was founded in May 2010 by John Matze, a “serial entrepreneur” with highly-respected credentials in identifying and filling technology gaps in storage product portfolios. Led by a management team that enjoys more than 100 years of data protection and storage industry experience, BridgeSTOR is bringing innovative and high-demand disaster recovery, archive, data reduction and backup solutions to organizations of all sizes.

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