What is Data Deduplication?

Data deduplication is a technique to ensure that only unique data is stored on a storage solution. This minimizes capacity consumed and eliminates the need to write redundant data.

At Pure Storage, high-performance inline deduplication operates on a 512-byte aligned, variable block size range from 4 - 32K. Thus only unique blocks of data are saved on flash – removing even the duplicates that fixed-block architectures miss. Best of all, these savings are delivered without requiring any tuning.