SOURCE: Permabit



January 19, 2010 10:27 ET

Dedupe2 Finds Its Ultimate Deduplication Expert

Twitter-Based Contest Tested Participants' Deduplication Knowledge; Awarded Top Expert a New TomTom ONE 125 Navigation System

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) -, the gathering place for the data management industry to discuss, debate and shape the next era of data deduplication, today announced Aaron Jarson as the winner of its Twitter-based "Navigation Through Deduplication" contest. Jarson fought off stiff competition and won the grand prize, a TomTom ONE 125 navigation system.

The contest ran from November 17th-December 20th with two deduplication-related questions asked each week via the Dedupe2 Twitter channel. Contest participants were instructed to direct message the site at @Dedupe2 with the correct answer. Jarson was chosen as the winner based on submitting the most correct answers. The contest was open to all* participants who wished to test their knowledge of data deduplication. The participants had to have a Twitter account and had to follow @Dedupe2 in order to be able to send direct messages. Contest questions ranged from "What does SHA stand for in SHA-1 & SHA-2?" to "Is single instancing on the file or sub file level?" All of the questions are posted at, where visitors can continue to submit answers and new questions about deduplication technology.

About Dedupe2:

The dedupe 1.0 era is over. Dedupe 2.0 is here. Dedupe 2.0 is a better, more efficient and cost effective way to optimize data storage for the long term. is a gathering place for the industry to discuss, debate and shape this next era. is sponsored by Permabit Technology Corporation.

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* The "Navigating Through Deduplication" contest is open to all, except employees and families of Permabit Technology Corp,'s sponsor.

Contact Information

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    Bethany LoMonaco
    Lois Paul & Partners (for Dedupe2)
    +1 781-782-5836