You write in your previous post Evolution of Data De-duplication similar to FC SAN,This was the question, I asked myself after finishing The Final Frontier for Data De-duplication. Surely, there must be lot of situations where data de-duplication can be applied for it to become a pervasive technology. Some I described in Where are you being De-duped?.Data de-duplication is the single most important innovation in data storage since FC SAN.If you believe in the potential of data de-duplication then why are you not working in this area?
Answer to this question "I should be working in data de-duplication" along with putting together a plan to realize it, is one of the three reasons for my light blog activity last few weeks (Other two in future posts). I am spending significant time researching and analyzing different data de-duplication techniques, opportunities and current products. I am sure results from some of this work will also show up on the blog in near future.