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Content-based Storage: what you need to know

Posted by Sheryl Koenigsberg on Dec 3, 2014

One of the unique things about Infinio is that our software is based on a content-based architecture.  This means deduplication is native and highly effective, which is why we can offer massive performance benefits using just small amounts of RAM.

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Oops!  Did you stop listening at “content-based architecture?”  Don’t feel bad.  Happens to a lot of people.  

Let me start by giving you the answer.  Why should you pay attention to this technology?  There’s a lot to learn these days: Docker, hyper-converged, NVRAM, to name a few.  Why should content-based storage make the list?:

  • The architecture natively supports features like deduplication, encryption, compression, and WAN optimization

  • You can grow and shrink storage seamlessly, supporting PB of storage as easily as MB

  • Built-in consistency reduces the risk to your data in distributed scale-out systems

  • Equal distribution of data across a cluster eliminates performance hotspots

And we’ve written about it a lot in the past. Here’s a great primer, and here’s a video series.

More recently, we’ve continued our dive into this technology to bring you the five things we think you “need to know” about content storage:

  1. Why use content-based storage?

  2. How does it work?

  3. How does it deduplicate?

  4. Is content-based storage safe?

  5. What about content-addressable storage?

Interested in learning more?  We’ve put together an infographic that answers these questions, and shouldn’t take you more than a minute or two to read.  

Download the Infographic

Topics: Talking Tech