Data Deduplication negatively impacts backup performance, backup windows, reboots, restores, and offsite tape copies. Most people consider data deduplication a required backup technology and it is because it saves disk space and storage costs. But it negatively impacts everything in backup due to the fact that it is highly compute intensive. Yes it saves storage, but is slows down everything else. After 10 years since it has become popular, organizations are still struggling with data deduplication. All deduplication approaches save storage and WAN bandwidth, to a degree, but that is where it begins and ends Reading the link below (PDF) will make you an expert on all the pros and cons of deduplication so you make the best informed decision for your backup performance, restore and VM boot performance as well as storage savings. There is no information form to fill out. Just click and read! http://www.exagrid.com/exagrid-products/data-deduplication-not-created-equal/disk-backup-deduplication-qa/ After reading the Q&A, if you have questions or would like a consultation, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.