Premium Content

Access "Tiered data storage: State of the art"

Phil Goodwin Published: 17 Dec 2012

Tiered data storage has quickly become a storage best practice, accelerated by the use of solid-state storage. We survey how the major vendors leverage solid-state to implement effective storage tiering. Technology developments follow a predictable evolution. New functionality starts as an "exclusive" competitive feature offered by one or just a few companies, followed by vigorous industry competition of highly differentiated offerings, and finally inclusion in the "baseline" feature set of most products. Storage tiering, and more specifically automated storage tiering, has become a baseline element. Even so, significant differentiation gives storage managers a mouth-watering choice when it comes to evaluating competing solutions. This differentiation is particularly important to those organizations that seek best-of-breed products, where tiered data storage is a significant requirement. All tiering offerings have certain things in common. First, and at a minimum, the array hosts multiple physical media types, usually including solid-state drives, ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside


More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Flash storage technology decisions

    Just about as quickly as we learn the merits of a new solid-state form factor, a new one appears. While the use and location of spinning disk ...

  • Cloud storage tools manage data stored in the ether

    As much as we might want to assume an "out of sight, out of mind" attitude about the data we ship to cloud storage services, the truth is that it ...

  • Object storage systems come of age

    Object storage is sizzling hot, with technologists calling it the necessary building block for efficient cloud storage and big data projects. As ...