Asigra Cloud Backup Integrated Deduplication
Asigra Cloud BackupTM offers unprecedented efficiencies to the data being captured, ingested, stored and transmitted over the network using the following methods:
- De-duplication - our technology support local/client-side deduplication at Local Area Network (LAN) level as well as global deduplication (known as Common File Elimination) across all protected sites. Asigra Cloud Backup identifies duplicate data by looking for the same data queued for backup more than once. All data is compared based on its content, so it does not matter if the files are on different servers or have different names. Common data is stored to the appropriate repository and a pointer/stub is used to point from the data’s original location to the library location. This is a continuous process, as common data can appear at any time.
- Initial backup is a full backup. From that point on Asigra Cloud Backup only transmits new/changed data (incremental forever). This results in significant bandwidth savings
- Data compression – the compression ratio achieved with data compression is dependent on data type. Higher compression ratios can be achieved for databases than for image or audio files. Since, compressing already compressed data can increase the file size, Asigra technology has the intelligence to detect compressed files and it skips re-compression of such files
To learn more, contact an Asigra Cloud Backup expert.