Anyone feel that deduplication is not finding its final resting place in backups and WAN accelerators?
It’s only a matter of time before the algorithms are run as a matter of choice on the array processors.
Of course, that means fewer disk sales, but also bigger/faster/more expensive processors.
Replication will also become more efficient – see EMC’s recent acquisition of Kashya (now RecoverPoint – one of its functions is dedup during replication from array to array, how long do you think it will take them to move this functionality to the array processors?)
Just some random thoughts…