Lesson 3: Designing a tiered storage architecture

Tiered Storage School: Lesson 3

Join Mike Casey and Greg Forest for a webcast on how to create storage service configuration that meets the service level objectives of your data classes. The materials here will also show you how to utilize

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existing storage tiers to create your storage service configurations and add new tiers in the mid-to-low range for cost savings.

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A properly defined storage architecture will give you the ability to justify spending levels for your existing catalog and future provisioning. Once you have gathered your requirements and properly classified your applications you are ready to design your storage tiers. Lesson three of Tiered Storage School assists you in storage tier design. This webcast covers application classification, defining and executing a migration plan and establishing a framework for storage provisioning, reporting and/or charge-back.

What you'll walk away with:
** Tools necessary create storage services
** Real world examples of storage tiers
** Ongoing management and monitoring techniques
** The ability to ask Greg and Mike your specific tiered storage questions

Please join Mike and Greg for this webcast right now. Also, follow along with class with this worksheet.

About Mike Casey: Mike Casey has more than 20 years experience in storage and high technology. Previously Casey was a storage analyst for Gartner and a compliance officer for a medical device company. He has also held executive and marketing management positions at storage product companies such as Fujitsu, IBM, Shugart and Solid Data Systems. Casey has published numerous articles and papers on storage technology, compliance and data strategy, and has spoken at industry conferences such as Storage Decisions, Storage Networking Word and Gartner Planet Storage. He also serves as an expert on data retention and compliance, responding to reader questions in the Ask the Expert feature on Casey holds a BS in Physics and an MBA, both from Santa Clara University.

About Greg Forest: Greg Forest has more than 20 years experience in storage, application software, programming, management, support and implementation. He has been personally responsible for developing methodologies and work products for a variety of OEM clients to make solution delivery predictable and cost effective. His diverse background gives him a unique perspective on the role of Information Technology as a strategic differentiator in the success of any business. Previously Forest worked as Director of IT for Legato Systems and was responsible for governance, budgeting and strategic vision."

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This was first published in August 2005

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