POD: Performance oriented I/O deduplication for primary storage systems in the cloud
- 软件学院－会议论文 
Recent studies have shown that moderate to high data redundancy clearly exists in primary storage systems in the Cloud. Our experimental studies reveal that data redundancy exhibits a much higher level of intensity on the I/O path than that on disks due to the relatively high temporal access locality associated with small I/O requests to redundant data. On the other hand, we also observe that directly applying data deduplication to primary storage systems in the Cloud will likely cause space contention in memory and data fragmentation on disks. Based on these observations, we propose a Performance-Oriented I/O Deduplication approach, called POD, rather than a capacity-oriented I/O deduplication approach, represented by iDedup, to improve the I/O performance of primary storage systems in the Cloud without sacrificing capacity savings of the latter. The salient feature of POD is its focus on not only the capacity-sensitive large writes and files, as in iDedup, but also the performance-sensitive while capacity-insensitive small writes and files. The experiments conducted on our lightweight prototype implementation of POD show that POD significantly outperforms iDedup in the I/O performance measure by up to 87.9% with an average of 58.8%. Moreover, our evaluation results also show that POD achieves comparable or better capacity savings than iDedup. ? 2014 IEEE.