Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Data Redundancy Elimination (DRE), also known as data de-duplication, reduces the data amount to be transferred or stored by identifying and eliminating both intra-object and inter-object duplicated data elements. It is one of the key content delivery acceleration techniques over Wide Area Networks (WANs) to reduce delivery latency and bandwidth consumptions by reducing the amount of data to be transferred. Deploying DRE at the end hosts maximizes the bandwidth savings and latency reductions, because the amount of content sent to the destination hosts is minimized. However, standard DRE used to identify redundant content chunks is very expensive in terms of memory and processing capability especially on resource constrained hosts.