To ensure the smallest amount of data is transmitted to the backup destination and ultimately stored, we deploy an advanced variable block de-duplication and compression technology with every Metiix Grid agent. Every file that passes through our Metiix agent is sifted for duplicate blocks and indexed. We will only send the unique blocks on changed data and only after comparisons are made across every file that has been indexed. Those unique blocks are then sent to each chosen backup destination. Data de-duplication and compression at the variable block level directly on the host, allows for the tightest algorithm possible when storing your mission critical data. Equating to the least LAN/WAN traffic possible and ultimately the least disk utilized at every destination allowing for unlimited retention at the lowest cost.

Imagine your company logo is stored in several word documents on several parts of the server. We secure that block pattern once. When we see the exact same signature of blocks in any file across the server's entirety, we will not have to store it again. This is know as "single instance storage" or "de-duplication".


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