sponsored by Dell, Inc.
Posted:  01 Dec 2011
Published:  01 Dec 2011
Format:  PDF
Length:  2  Page(s)
Type:  White Paper
Language:  English

Data is growing at an unprecedented rate. Storage and management technologies of the past simply can't keep up with the high volume of information most businesses are dealing with today. Certain SAN solutions can improve efficiency and data protection by sharing resources and centralizing IT operations, but these can be costly. Enterprises today are looking to tiered storage for answers - a new, smarter technology that directs application workloads to a specific storage location (or "tier") based on performance and cost characteristics.

This white paper provides an introduction to tiered storage and its benefits. Learn exactly how tiered storage functions, how to determine which data should be send to which tier, and how to ensure your organization realizes the following advantages:

  • Reduce costs with the alignment of low-IOPS data with capacity-optimized SATA disk resources
  • Improve performance with the assignment of SSD and SAS resources to high-IOPS data stores
  • Optimize SAN storage for multi-tiered workloads such as virtual desktop deployments
  • Simplify architecting, implementing and fine-tuning tiered storage settings in live production environments with minimal disruption of operations

SAN | Storage Appliances | Storage Infrastructure | Storage Management | Storage Optimization | Tiered Storage

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