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Published: 16 Oct 2012

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. 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 what you're getting with each tier, and what your overall challenges are. Compare and contrast To explain high-end vs. midtier, architecture and service levels must correlate to centralized and distributed... Access >>>

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