September 22, 2011 08:00 ET

BridgeSTOR Announces Dedupe Card for Microsoft DPM 2010

Hardware-Accelerated Deduplication and Encryption Solution for New or Existing DPM 2010 Servers Delivered as a Cost-Effective PCIe Card and Software

POWAY, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - BridgeSTOR, LLC, redefining the cost per terabyte equation through a family of advanced data reduction products, today announced its Dedupe Card for Microsoft DPM 2010. The new offering includes a PCIe card-resident data reduction processor and accompanying software that adds data deduplication, compression, thin provisioning and strong encryption to Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM 2010). BridgeSTOR's Dedupe Card for DPM 2010 enables storage and data protection managers to affordably add highly advanced data reduction and encryption technology to new and/or existing servers in DPM data protection deployments.

BridgeSTOR now, for the first time, enables DPM 2010 users to add the capital and operating expense savings of capacity-multiplying data deduplication and compression that operates transparently in-line with minimal performance impact. Strong encryption for DPM data at rest enhances data security without compromising performance or data reduction efficiency.

Reducing the amount of DPM 2010 data stored by 35 to 60 percent -- or a combined deduplication and compression ratio of 1.5:1 to 2.5:1 -- the BridgeSTOR Dedupe Card for DPM 2010 simply and cost-effectively transforms physical disk capacity into capacity-optimized and optionally encrypted DPM storage. The BridgeSTOR Dedupe Card for DPM 2010 is a user-installed combination of a dedicated data reduction processor installed on a PCIe card and specialized software available for suitably equipped HP ProLiant DL180, DL185, Dell PowerEdge R510, R610, R710, R810 and IBM x-Series M2 and M3 servers.

To optimize performance, servers in which the Dedupe Card for DPM 2010 are installed, should use hardware RAID with internal disk drives, or low latency external SAS- or Fibre Channel-attached disk storage.

The hardware component of the BridgeSTOR Dedupe Card for DPM is the Exar, Inc. 8200 Series data reduction and security processor installed on a PCIe (x4) card. The Exar 8200 Series processor is a specialized, high-performance component that enables data deduplication, compression and encryption to be performed in-line without compromising performance or burdening the main system processor.

"Dedupe layer" software supplied by BridgeSTOR with the Dedupe Card for DPM 2010 adds the GUI, drivers, deduplication and compression processing logic, system interfaces, block manager and utilities required to implement data deduplication, compression and enhanced security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 environment.

The product includes a set of detailed installation, configuration and performance optimization instructions, telephone-based implementation assistance and a one-year warranty on the hardware and software.

BridgeSTOR is standing behind the effectiveness of its advanced data reduction by offering the industry's first money-back data reduction guarantee. The "35%/35-Day Guarantee" program ensures that buyers will require a minimum of 35% less storage when compared to a baseline of traditional storage within 35 days of the BridgeSTOR product being placed into production, or the buyer can return the product to BridgeSTOR for a full refund of the purchase price.

"Microsoft's DPM 2010 is a highly effective tool for protecting data on Windows servers, workstations and laptops -- but it doesn't have deduplication or encryption. BridgeSTOR's Dedupe Card for DPM enables DPM 2010 administrators to reduce their disk capacity requirements by 35 percent to as much as 60 percent while optionally adding encryption," said John Matze, BridgeSTOR founder and CEO. "Now, with the same amount of physical storage, administrators can protect more servers and maintain more recovery points. BridgeSTOR's Dedupe Card for DPM 2010 installs in new or existing DPM servers to produce immediate cost savings by requiring the purchase of fewer disk drives while offering ongoing operational savings."

By combining data deduplication, compression and thin provisioning to reduce DPM 2010 storage requirements, BridgeSTOR's Dedupe Card for DPM 2010 reduces the cost of acquiring storage hardware and provides ongoing reductions in data center operational expenses including electrical power, cooling, rack space, post-warranty support and management time requirements.

Deduplication removes duplicate blocks from file and application data. Compression works on the deduplicated data, as well as on blocks that do not deduplicate, shrinking the amount of capacity DPM 2010 requires by 35 percent to 60 percent.

List pricing for BridgeSTOR's Dedupe Card for DPM is based on the capacity of the physical storage subject to deduplication and compression and starts at $995. The Dedupe Card for DPM 2010 is available immediately through the BridgeSTOR website. Please visit for more information.

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