Late Night Infomercials and the Data Center
Today’s storage administrators are looking for the best performance for the lowest cost to satisfy their enterprise data requirements. Performance is often improved by adding more solid state drives, but these come at a cost premium. For enterprises looking to save money and resources while meeting performance requirements- data reduction is a key component in creating the ideal solution.
Options for data reduction are classified into two main categories and each has their own purpose- data deduplication and compression.
Inline vs. Post-Process Deduplication
Data deduplication is, in its simplest form, a process of removing duplicates. Take this blog as an example- by the 11th word we already repeated the word “the”. With deduplication, that would remove 3 of the 59 words in the first paragraph. If we did this for every word in the first paragraph we would be down to 47 total words or about a 20% reduction.
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