Most of the time when you hear the term “appliances” you’ll probably think of typical household items like washers, dryers, ovens, etc. But appliances aren’t just for your kitchen or house. In data protection, purpose-built deduplication appliances can help IT managers and administrators save time and money in their backup and recovery environment. In fact, dedupe appliances have a lot in common with many household appliances – they are built for a specific purpose, yet can do some additional things; they aim to be as simple and easy to use as possible; and they are designed to save users time, money or both.
So exactly how do purpose-built backup appliances save time and money? Let’s take a look.
In the end, of course, these are just guidelines and it is important to review your own environment and see what is appropriate for your specific environment. For some additional help,read our technical brief, “Choosing the right Deduplication Solution for your Organization.”