A week ago, I wrote an article highlighting how deduplication can impact restore performance and the difference between forward and reverse referencing. Many people are not familiar with these two deduplication technologies and their importance. SEPATON is the only vendor to implement forward referencing technology in a large scale enterprise appliance and it is important to understand why we did that.
Lauren Whitehouse from the Enterprise Strategy Group posted an article on a similar topic on Searchstorage.com on 8/11/08. It is gratifying to know that I am not the only one focused on the importance of deduplication and restore performance!