Download the authoritative guide: Cloud Computing 2018: Using the Cloud to Transform Your BusinessCuba Gooding Junior certainly did a fine job in the movie "Jerry McGuire." Tom Cruise gave one of the best performances of his career in that same film. Gooding won the Oscar.
A similar thing might be happening in the data storage. Deduplication is winning all the plaudits, yet potentially bigger and better things are going on that the media is largely ignoring.
It's easy to see why dedupe gets all the attention. When you boast 20-to-1 data reduction rates, that means 1 TB takes up only 50 GB of space. But what is often missed in all this is that data compression of larger volumes of data recovers far more storage.
EMC, for example, recently made several announcements on dedupe and data compression. Its Data Domain Boost release received maximum fanfare, its own press conference and room during Chairman Joe Tucci's keynote. Another announcement on data compression wasn't even printed off and handed out. It was just mentioned briefly among other news.
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