Data reduction in filesystems

Content Software for File User Guide

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Content Software for File introduces a cluster-wide data reduction feature that can be activated for individual filesystems. This capability incorporates block-variable differential compression and advanced de-duplication techniques across all filesystems, significantly reducing the required storage capacity for user data and delivering substantial cost savings.

The effectiveness of the compression ratio hinges on the specific workload, proving particularly efficient for text-based data, large-scale unstructured datasets, log analysis, databases, code repositories, and sensor data.

The data reduction applies exclusively to user data (not metadata) per filesystem. The data reduction can be enabled only on thin-provision, non-tiered, and unencrypted filesystems within a cluster holding a valid Data Efficiency Option (DEO) license.