Post by George Crump (thank you)
IT professionals expect a lot from their storage systems; they want volume management, thin provisioning, snapshot, clones, automated tiering, replication etc. Increasingly today, they want deduplication and compression as well, so they can squeeze every ounce of capacity out of their storage investment. While all of these capabilities can make the life of the storage administrator easier and reduce the cost of storage system ownership, they can also negatively impact performance.
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