New Orleans, LA – July 25th, 2016:   Permabit Technology Corporation the open source data reduction experts, and LINBIT, the market leader in open source High Availability (HA) Clustering and Geo-Clustering software, announced a partnership today at HostingCon 2016.

Together, Permabit’s VDO data reduction for Linux® and LINBIT’s DRBD® software, allow enterprises to replicate data in a distributed storage cluster with high speed data deduplication and compression, maximizing bandwidth efficiency. In LINBIT’s tested dataset, pairing DRBD with VDO reduced the replication network and storage utilization by ~85% while increasing load by ~0.8.

Since 2001, LINBIT has been developing and supporting the Linux replication software, DRBD. In 2005, LINBIT created a Geo-Clustering software called DRBD Proxy, primarily used for Disaster Recovery (DR) purposes. LINBIT’s HA and DR software works on any commodity hardware, and is now being used as a Software-Defined Storage (SDS) platform, perfect for cloud and virtualization environments. Since the DRBD software replicates data at the block level users can replicate any filesystem, VM, or application that runs on Linux.

“For years, companies who were tired of paying proprietary SAN vendors have been switching to DRBD on commodity hardware for their resilient storage. More recently, private and hybrid cloud buyers have been demanding open solutions to data storage.” said Greg Eckert, Business Development Manager for LINBIT. “By partnering with Permabit, our clients can use LINBIT’s Software-Defined Storage approach to beat both the performance and cost of proprietary hardware vendors.”

The leader in data reduction technology, Permabit Technology Corporation recently announced the latest release of its Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) software, VDO 6 – the only modular data reduction solution available for the Linux block storage stack.  VDO delivers the company’s patented deduplication, HIOPS Compression™ and thin provisioning in a commercial software package for Linux for enterprise hybrid cloud data centers and cloud service providers.

“Permabit and LINBIT have worked together to ensure that VDO, the only complete data reduction solution for the Linux storage stack, works flawlessly with LINBIT’s DRBD to minimize bandwidth requirements for HA and DR,” said Louis Imershein, VP Product for Permabit. “The block level approach used by both solutions makes the combination of VDO and DRBD an ideal solution for handling DR in hybrid cloud deployments.”

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LINBIT creates the world’s fastest Software-Defined Storage. The company works with industry leaders from the storage and network sectors, designing next-generation, mission-critical infrastructures. Major cloud solutions providers, data center operators, OEM and ISV integrators and commercial enterprises employ LINBIT’s open source software DRBD to ensure High Availability and Geo-Clustering replication. LINBIT is privately-held and headquartered in Vienna, Austria and Portland, OR. Visit us at

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About Permabit
Permabit pioneers the development of data reduction software that provides data deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning. Our innovative products enable customers to get to market quickly with solutions that cut effective cost, accelerate performance, and gain a competitive advantage. Just as server virtualization revolutionized the economics of compute, Permabit software is transforming the economics of storage today.
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