Permabit Debuts Albireo Dedupe for OEMs

Permabit, a Cambridge. Mass.-based storage software provider, today unwrapped new software for OEMs in the data backup market.

Dubbed Albireo Data Protection Edition, the offering is meant to help providers of backup systems, software and services maximize storage capacity via deduplication. And when it comes to backups, Permabit CEO Tom Cook says data deduplication is no longer an option but a necessity.

“Data optimization is a ‘must have’ in the data protection market,” says Cook in a company statement. “We are helping OEMs add deduplication that delivers performance, resource utilization, I/O efficiency and scalability to their products,” he adds.

According to Permabit, the Albireo SDK can help OEMs and services providers deliver storage optimized backups. Albireo is drop-in software that works with current solutions and can be rolled into next-gen offerings without a deleterious effect on performance or other features.

Albireo was developed to seamlessly slot into multiple tiers of storage and one white-hot segment of the market, says the company. “Albireo deduplication is seamlessly deployed in primary, archive and backup storage across the data center and the cloud,” states Permabit.

It’s the latest in the company’s ambitious “dedupe everywhere” strategy. Last year, Permabit debuted an Albireo-based application programming interface (API) for OEMs that works across the entire IT stack.

At the time, Cook stated, “Dedupe everywhere is like dedupe for end-to-end storage on steroids. The ability to interface with any storage product, operating system, database or application on the market and to target duplicate data where it resides, everywhere, is a positive impact on the IT stack.”

Albireo Data Optimization Software Data Protection Edition is an extension of that goal and one that spells good news for OEMs, according to Gartner research vice president Dave Russell.

“Many organizations continue to re-architect their backup infrastructures and support procedures in an effort to modernize their approach to handle new data types and large workload volumes, and to improve backup and restore times. Deduplication technology is among one of the key items being sought,” said Russell in a statement.

Pedro Hernandez is a contributing editor at, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals. Follow him on Twitter @ecoINSITE.

Pedro Hernandez
Pedro Hernandez is a contributor to Datamation, eWEEK, and the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals. Previously, he served as a managing editor for the network of IT-related websites and as the Green IT curator for GigaOM Pro.

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