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Data Storage Networking: Real World Skills for the CompTIA Storage+ Certification and Beyond by Nigel Poulton

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Chapter10

Capacity Optimization Technologies

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • Thin provisioning
  • Overprovisioning
  • Data compression
  • Data deduplication
  • Auto-tiering
  • Sub-LUN auto-tiering

image Over the past few years, the storage industry has seen a major uptick in the turnout of high-quality capacity optimization technologies. These include thin provisioning, compression, deduplication, and auto-tiering. This trend is due to several factors, including shrinking IT budgets, the need to do more with less, the natural maturation of storage technologies, and a major push from flash storage vendors that need strong capacity optimization technologies in order ...

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