GreenBytes (News - Alert) has received a patent for deduplicated snapshot reproduction. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent U.S. No. 8,370,305 to GreenBytes for its technique of decreasing the quantity of network bandwidth required to replicate data between deduplicated data storage systems. GreenBytes uses its zero latency inline deduplication technology for its proprietary technique for reproducing snapshots.
In a statement, Deni Connor, founding analyst at Storage Strategies NOW said, "GreenBytes' deduplicated snapshot replication feature represents the first time that inline deduplication has been brought to replication in the context of primary storage. This unique capability will enable companies to maintain contingent copies of their virtual environments at remote sites, dramatically lowering networking costs. This patent award is a notable accomplishment and provides further recognition of GreenBytes' unique and evolutionary approach to desktop virtualization."
Every virtual desktop image must be reproduced completely from site A to site B in a conventional desktop virtualization environment sheltered by reproduction. A normal copying engine views every image as a completely fresh set of information despite the fact that the image is nearly the same as all the other virtual desktops in the environment.
The IO Offload Engine appliance and vIO virtual storage appliance can now establish whether the data is already present in a deduplicated form at site B using GreenBytes' patented technology, resulting in only the transmission of actually distinct data from site A to site B. The quantity of data transmitted across the replication link will therefore be decreased significantly. Customers can now decrease connectivity expenses between sites while maintaining complete protection of their virtual desktop environment with the help of this feature.
Bob Petrocelli, founder and CTO of GreenBytes said, "This patent covers GreenBytes' development of an optimized deduplicated replication method that only transfers changed and new data between incremental snapshots. When duplicate data is detected, we only send a tiny fraction of the data size, significantly reducing the amount of bandwidth required for replication, providing further cost reductions and performance improvements to users of our industry-leading solutions for desktop virtualization."