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31.6. Conclusion

Going through this or any other well-structured evaluation plan is an important step in integrating VDO into any storage system. The evaluation process is important to understanding performance and catching any potential compatibility issues. The collection of results from this evaluation not only demonstrates deduplication and compression, but also provides a performance profile of your system implementing VDO. The results help determine whether the results achieved in real applications are as expected and plausible or whether they fall short of expectations. Finally, we can also use these results to help predict the kinds of applications that will operate favorably with VDO.