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This article is part of the Vol. 2 No. 2 April 2003 issue of What are the real benefits of data storage management software?
Kurt wong, director of storage services and Chuck Cancilla, storage engineer, have the challenging task of managing over 250TB of storage at Inovant, the wholly owned service arm of Visa International in San Francisco, CA. One way they're meeting that challenge is by organizing their storage into service tiers. The goal of the service tiers is to move toward a shared network environment balancing business needs, performance and cost while not being tied to a specific technology. "We are not building around a technology, but around tiers that satisfy business services," says Wong. The evolving Hitachi Data Systems midtier disk systems HDS 9200 HDS 9500 V Total Storage 17.6TB 32TB Max. Internal Bandwidth 2.4GB/s 4GB/s Max. Cache 4GB 4GB Max. Host Interfaces 4 4 Max. Disks 100 224 Inovant's storage tiers consist of EMC Symmetrix on the high end, and midrange IBM Shark and Network Appliance F800 filers. Using a planned combination of high-end and midrange storage is gaining popularity among storage managers. Successful implementation depends on understanding ... Access >>>
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