One thing I’ve been interested in lately is data deduplication (also
known as single-instance storage).
So here’s the idea - say your company has a thousand people and you
send out an email with a 2MB file attached. With a traditional setup
you’re going to be paying to store that file 1k times.
Enter data deduplication - this is a hardware/software solution that
would identify that each of those files is redundant (after the first
one) and only keep one copy, so your storage costs (and management
costs of a bunch of redundant data) go down. Of course in this
situation data deduplication is probably overkill, but if you are
dealing with terabytes of redundant data, this might actually make
sense in your organization.
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