As a TV station offering programming around the clock, the requirements of a storage solution for digital media content at RTL II are both clear and sophisticated: the technologies used must be state of the art in order to meet the demanding IT performance requirements, as large data volumes need to be transferred at top speeds.
This paper examines how an active archive strategy requires planning and tools, but when done properly it can dramatically reduce the overall costs of managing a growing pool of data. By de-coupling production disk from other tiers of storage, single points of failure are virtually eliminated.
This paper explores the benefits of Data Migration Facility (DMF) for streamlining data management for the most data-intensive environments. Usage scenarios are discussed along with the core technologies that have made DMF so successful.