Non-Disruptive Flash – How Important Is It?
Recently EMC announced that they were upgrading the storage software that drives their XtremIO to be able to compress and deduplicate data. This is an important addition, since not all data benefits from deduplication, databases being a good example. But often environments that don’t benefit from deduplication do derive a benefit from compression. As a result, having both is very beneficial. The downside to this announcement was that current XtremIO customers would have to experience a disruptive upgrade.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Storage Switzerland Weekly Newsletter.