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Permabit provides data deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning for Linux systems. Their VDO (Virtual Disk Optimizer) product is a ready-to-run software package that delivers block-level deduplication, compression and thin provisioning capabilities to Linux. VDO operates inline at a 4 KB granularity, delivering the best possible balance of performance and data reduction rates. It leverages existing file systems, volume management and data protection to provide the fastest route to market for delivering superior data reduction solutions in Linux storage environments.

Now Permabit announced General Availability (GA) of Permabit Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) Release 6 for its OEM and Software Defined Data Center customers. This latest release of VDO delivers the company’s patented deduplication, HIOPS Compression™ and thin provisioning in a commercial software package supporting the latest releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux LTS.

VDO 6 release benefits from six months of extensive customer feedback that has enabled Permabit to deliver the most comprehensive data reduction solution available for Linux today. The key features of the new release include:

  • Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 and Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS – the latest enterprise Linux distributions from two of the leading vendors targeting corporate data centers.
  • Enhancements to the thin-provisioning capabilities of VDO, allowing users to grow the logical size of volumes online. This feature allows customers to better maximize utilization of their available storage resources.
  • Flexible write policies that enable administrators to make tradeoffs between performance and reliability online, allowing organizations to deliver enhanced performance and maximize data safety in High Availability configurations.
  • Permabit certification of compatibility with Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage.

See also my previous post: Add deduplication and compression to an Linux server


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-24. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-23. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.