From my recent attendance at HDS Geek Day 0.9, one of the sessions in day one that discussed some future technologies around HDS’s vision for virtualization caught my attention, and it’s not available in the form of a product yet. The idea was to leverage storage technologies for storage efficiency for multiple virtual machines versus a technology like linked clones or primary de-duplication. This session was presented by Miki Sandorfi, chief strategist for file and content services at HDS. The basic principle is “if you don’t duplicate the data, you’re not going to have to de-duplicate it”.
Don’t Call it DeDuplication