SOURCE: Carahsoft Technology Corp.

May 31, 2011 09:00 ET

Carahsoft Sponsored Survey Finds Data Deduplication Aids in Managing Federal Data Growth

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - Carahsoft Technology Corp., a government IT solutions provider, has released the results of a survey they commissioned through Titled "Federal Government Data Deduplication Strategies Worth Duplicating," this study focused on the impact of data growth in the federal government as well as best practices to protect, manage and replicate mission critical data.

Survey results showed that data is growing at a rate of 30 percent per year in 50 TB or more environments, challenging federal technologists to keep up. "Agencies looking for a way to deal with this quick data growth, particularly those already leveraging the benefits of virtualization technologies, will be well served to look at data deduplication technologies," said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft president.

According to survey results, there are numerous forward-thinking government IT professionals who are addressing this potential problem now by using data deduplication technologies to eliminate redundancies and optimize their infrastructures. Additionally, almost 90 percent of survey respondents ranked data deduplication as a priority and more than 60 percent are planning to deploy the technology within the next 12 months.

To provide government agencies with more insight into the survey results and federal deduplication strategies, Bob Gourley, founder of and author of the survey, spoke during a webcast sponsored by Carahsoft and EMC that can be seen on-demand.

"Agencies are already encumbered with data and projected data growth shows current data amounts being doubled by 2014," said Gourley. "Data deduplication technology shows the fastest ROI of any technology agencies can invest in. It reduces the amount of storage and bandwidth needed almost immediately."

The webcast, moderated by Federal Computer Week's Steve Lesueur, provides insights into how agencies are using data duplication technologies to manage virtual machines, optimize infrastructures, and enhance disaster recovery and continuity. The discussion covered:

  • Why federal agencies are embracing data deduplication technology;
  • Current strategies, hurdles and best practices for protecting, managing and replicating mission critical data; and
  • Key take-aways from the survey findings.

Carahsoft conducted this survey of U.S. federal government enterprise technologists, architects and systems integrators, in conjunction with The purpose of the survey was to seek actionable insights to provide the federal IT community with information regarding backup and recovery with data deduplication best practices. The full survey report can be seen here: The on-demand webcast can be found here:

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