What is "Always On" Deduplication?
Deduplication is the process of removing redundant blocks of data. Several all-flash array vendors provide deduplication that can't be turned off. That's the "always on" approach. You might ask, what problem is "always on" trying to solve? That's harder to explain. It's solving an architectural problem for all-flash arrays.
This year you could say that #transformation is the best hashtag for Oracle OpenWorld. News of Larry Ellison's stepping down as CEO of Oracle signals a change of season.
Windows in the Enterprise has been a SQL Server, SharePoint, Exchange kind of thing, with a little Hyper-V thrown in. In many cases there might be several, even hundreds of SQL databases throughout the enterprise, sometimes consolidated under Hyper-V, sometimes not. Apps such as SharePoint and Exchange can sometimes grow to the point where a difficult and hard to maintain. One of the common sore points in datacenter computing, not just Microsoft environments, is the I/O. Mechanical storage is just too slow. Caching helps. Overprovisioning helps. They don’t fix the problem, however.