Storage-based Compression and De-Duplication Overview

During the recent TechFieldDay event, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Ocarina Networks. During this visit, we had the challenge to “stump the experts”. I submitted a USB flash drive with .ISO files from the VMware ESXi 3.5 U2, U3 and U4 release. My logic was that there would be some sort of efficiency from using the same baseline file.

It turns out that the compressors and de-duplication engines are file-extension aware. The .ISO file extension is an area where compression and de-duplication will not provide many efficiencies. 

This post was re-published by ZDNet. Continue reading this post online at ZDNet Asia.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Great idea, but will this work over the long run?

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  2. I cannot believe this is true!

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