Introduction and Implementation of Data Reduction Pools and Deduplication

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 27 September 2018

Authors: Jon Tate, Dionysios Kalofonos, Carsten Larsen, Atif Syed, Kendall Williams


Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces Data Reduction Pools (DRP) and Deduplication powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize, which are innovative storage features that deliver essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a proven design.
This book discusses Data Reduction Pools (DRP) and Deduplication and is intended for experienced storage administrators who are fully familiar with IBM Spectrum Virtualize, SAN Volume Controller, and the Storwize family of products.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Architecture
Chapter 2. Planning
Chapter 3. Implementation
Chapter 4. Estimator and sizing tools
Chapter 5. Best practices and guidelines
Chapter 6. Troubleshooting

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