Storage Optimization

Commenting on Compression

Posted in Uncategorized by storageoptimization on June 23, 2008

On Storage Soup, the TechTarget Storage Blog, Tory Skyers wrote a really interesting post on “Compression, Dedupe and the Law” last week that I felt compelled to comment on. He raised a question about what dedupe could mean from a legal standpoint, considering that the data is altered when it goes through this process. 

My response, which you are welcome to read in detail on the site, is to point out one issue Tory missed. That is, that in-band compression is scary for the reasons he outlines, and fortunately, it’s not the only option these days.

The other comments posted are well worth the read as well. Good to hear people debating these issues.


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