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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.


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