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This article is part of the Vol. 8 Num. 3 May 2009 issue of Testing data deduplication backup tools
A comprehensive revamping of the storage environment at a major government agency shows how a tiered storage design can help meet operational expectations without busting the budget. By Herb Ferguson Vendors work very hard to make the choice of a multitier, enterprise-class storage system an easy one for you. But in the real world, it's not so easy. A multitier, enterprise-class system needs a high level of scalability, and its different tiers need to serve the needs of various applications and databases. It's a substantial long-term investment, and it takes exhaustive planning and research to choose the right one. Perhaps a more fundamental question than which vendor's products to buy is whether to take the integrated, single-vendor approach or to build a system around the components that are most critical to your environment. In March 2007, InfoPro Corp. was asked to guide a large government agency through such a storage system purchasing decision -- upgrading from entry- and workgroup-level storage to an enterprise-class storage subsystem with a much ... Access >>>
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