One other enhancement coming in XtremIO 4.0 will let enterprises more easily create extra copies of their data for tasks like testing and development. This new copy data management capability allows for as many as 256 copies of a given set of data, which in-house developers may need for rapid and repeated testing on multiple virtual machines.
Rather than having to copy the data itself from primary storage, XtremIO's copy data management software deduplicates the data and creates pointers in metadata. Copies can be made just by using those pointers, a more efficient process, Goldstein said.
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