Towards Data Optimization in Storages and Networks
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We are encountering an explosion of data volume, as a study estimates that data will amount to 40 zeta bytes by the end of 2020. This data explosion poses significant burden not only on data storage space but also access latency, manageability, and processing and network bandwidth. However, large portions of the huge data volume contain massive redundancies that are created by users, applications, systems, and communication models. Deduplication is a technique to reduce data volume by removing redundancies. Reliability will be even improved when data is replicated after deduplication. Many deduplication studies such as storage data deduplication and network redundancy elimination have been proposed to reduce storage consumption and network bandwidth consumption. However, existing solutions are not efficient enough to optimize data delivery path from clients to servers through network. Hence we propose a holistic deduplication framework to optimize data in their path. Our deduplication framework consists of three components including data sources or clients, networks, and servers. The client component removes local redundancies in clients, the network component removes redundant transfers coming from different clients, and the server component removes redundancies coming from different networks. We designed and developed components for the proposed deduplication framework. For the server component, we developed the Hybrid Email Deduplication System that achieves a trade-off of space savings and overhead for email systems. For the client component, we developed the Structure Aware File and Email Deduplication for Cloudbased Storage Systems that is very fast as well as having good space savings by using structure-based granularity. For the network component, we developed a system called Software-defined Deduplication as a Network and Storage service that is in-network deduplication, and that chains storage data deduplication and network redundancy elimination functions by using Software Defined Network to achieve both storage space and network bandwidth savings with low processing time and memory size. We also discuss mobile deduplication for image and video files in mobile devices. Through system implementations and experiments, we show that the proposed framework effectively and efficiently optimizes data volume in a holistic manner encompassing the entire data path of clients, networks and storage servers.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Deduplication technology -- Existing deduplication approaches -- HEDS: Hybrid Email Deduplication System -- SAFE: Structure-aware File and Email Deduplication for cloud-based storage systems -- SoftDance: Software-defined Deduplication as a Network and Storage Service -- Moblie de-duplication -- Conclusions