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Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

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Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A...

Still keeping your hybrid power systems indoors?  It’s time for change.

Still keeping your hybrid power systems indoors? It’s time for change.

Mobile telecommunications network equipment is expected to work without...

As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

Businesses that have embraced digital transformation with a clear...

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

Application bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or...

Storage Virtualization Tour: All About Automated Tiering

September 23, 2011 No Comments

In prior entries we have discussed some of the basic capabilities of storage virtualization; thin provisioning and the ability to use dissimilar storage hardware in some cases. A newer feature is the ability to leverage a virtualized storage system’s granular understanding of block of data to automatically move data segments to faster or slower storage tiers, based on access patterns. This capability is known as automated storage tiering.

Automated storage tiering is particularly attractive as customers consider the use of solid state disk (SSD). SSD is known for its performance, but it is also known for its premium price. Customers need to balance the performance of SSD with its cost. The good news is that for most environments, at any given moment, less than 10% of the data is currently active or is going to be active.

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