This section offers a high-level description of Data Reduction Pools and deduplication architecture.
1.1 What Data Reduction Pools are
Data Reduction Pools (DRP) represent a significant enhancement to the storage pool concept. This is because the virtualization layer is primarily a simple layer that runs the task of lookups between virtual and physical extents. Now with the introduction of data reduction technology, compression, and deduplication, it has become more of a requirement to have an uncomplicated way to stay thin.