Monday, October 8, 2007

Quantum Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Riverbed

Quantum Corp. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against Riverbed Technology. According to the complaint, Riverbed has infringed, and continues to infringe, a Quantum patent by selling products that employ a method of data de-duplication covered by this patent.

Data de-duplication technology, which eliminates redundant data for storage on disk and transmission via networks, is fundamentally changing the storage and networking landscape. It dramatically increases effective disk capacity over that of conventional disk, thereby enabling users to retain data on fast recovery disk for months instead of days, and significantly reduces the bandwidth needed to transmit such data between sites.

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