Hardware-accelerated filer supplier BlueArc has stopped replicating useless data with its latest software release. Replication involves sending copied storage data to a nearby or remote storage array for disaster-recovery protection. The JetMirror feature of version 8 of BlueArc's System Software is claimed to replicate large …
Sounds very much like...
... Volume Shadow Copy and Remote Differential Compression, both baked into Windows (Windows Storage Server also has a Single Instance Storage service) for no additional cost...
I suppose the hardware accelerated part is the difference here...?
more scalable too
also more scalable, nobody in their right mind would run 100+TB file server off a windows (or generic linux for that matter) system.
bluearc isn't a SOHO solution.
Yesterday's technology today!
D from NetApp...
NetApp has had thin replication relying on only sending actual changed blocks - since it was first launched many years ago.
It is indeed a very useful feature and good for Bluearc that they finally have it.
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