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Tiered storage basics
Tiered storage methodologies
How to get started/implementation issues
Tiered storage management
Tiered storage adopters
- Definition of tiered storage
Tiered storage is the assignment of different categories of data to different types of storage media in order to reduce total storage cost.
- Definition of ILM
Information life cycle management (ILM) is a comprehensive approach to managing the flow of an information system's data and associated metadata from creation and initial storage to the time when it becomes obsolete and is deleted.
Tiered storage has arrived
Storage managers are continuing down the paths they indicated last March, if a little more cautiously, and those paths are leading toward a tiered environment.
- Data classification: Getting started
How data classification can lead to higher service levels, a better working relationship with the business units that create and own the data, and the ability to reduce costs by storing data on an appropriate.
Storage Management Survival School Lesson Five, The Next Wave: Tiered Storage
Lesson five of "Storage Management Survival School" examines the steps you should consider in designing a tiered storage model, what the pitfalls are and the benefits of this methodology.
What is a storage group?
A storage group can refer to many different things and is used by different vendors to mean various functions.
- Prime time for secondary storage
By definition, the word "secondary" suggests some degree of inferiority, but in a storage area network (SAN), secondary storage can bring big savings and smoother operations.
- Troubleshooting your SAN (more or less) painlessly
This tip offers a number of suggestions on how to solve the most common SAN problems: Connectivity and performance.
- Two routes to tiered storage
Internally tiered storage -- a shelf of low-cost disk in an otherwise expensive storage system -- is all the rage with storage buyers.
Chart a course for consolidation
Consolidation will be on most IT project lists this year and for good reason. The benefits of consolidation are easy to delineate, and the savings can be substantial.
Strategic Storage: Storage virtualization -- Is it soup yet?
Stop us if you've heard this before: Storage virtualization technology could be the hot technology of 2002. No, wait -- 2006.
Engineering & Architecture: Tiered storage options
This session focuses on the practical application of tiered storage concepts. We will discuss the case for tiered storage and two common methods of implementing the concept.
Tiered Storage School: Data classification for tiered storage
Join Mike Casey and Greg Forest for a webcast on data classification. This lesson covers the strategy behind classification, real-world examples of data classification and the process of discovery
Tiered storage infrastructures over distance: a.k.a. Extended storage networks
You have heard the terms WAN, MAN, LAN and SAN along with tiered storage, ILM, SAS and SATA, among others. Learn how to leverage and align these and other storage access technologies to work for you to meet your specific needs.
Implement Low-Cost Tiered Storage Using Enterprise ATA
Enterprises need low-cost tiers of storage that are easy to manage and quick to deploy. The Taneja Group and Candera will discuss how Enterprise ATA is now the best choice for tiered storage.
- Tiered storage with SATA
Simply deploying low-cost storage doesn't always equal savings. Learn to calculate total cost of ownership (TCO) when planning tiered-storage system using lower-cost disk and save money.
- Save money with tiered storage
The price differences between the classes of storage are becoming extreme. For example as of this year, you could pay more than $120 per gigabyte for high-speed, high-reliability storage systems, or you could pay less than $7 per gigabyte for a low-speed, less reliable solution using ATA disks.
- Cost savings lure users to tiered storage
Many companies are finding cost savings and improved data management with a tiered storage approach. But before purchasing those midrange arrays, you'd better prioritize your data and study up on vendor interoperability, said users.
- Tiered storage and disk backup budgeted for '05
Although the balmy days of IT spending are clearly a thing of the past, it looks as though the corporate inner Scrooge has loosened the purse strings a little when it comes to storage.
- Strategic Storage: Six ways to spend less for enterprise storage
Storage budgets might finally be showing signs of positive growth, but that doesn't mean the free-spending days are back.
- IT industry outlook: Salaries, RFID and tiered storage on the rise?
It wasn't a great year, but 2004 saw the bruised and bloodied tech industry struggle to its feet and begin to fight again.
- Strategic Storage: Five storage management musts
One thing's for sure about enterprise storage these days -- it's not getting any simpler. Storage managers must deal with constant data growth, as well as burgeoning corporate interest in keeping closer track of just what data lies where.
- Managing tiered storage a pain in the neck
Tiered storage promises all kinds of goodies, not least of all a way to take advantage of lower cost disk while paving the way to some type of data lifecycle management process. So far, however, it's failing to deliver on this promise.
- Restructuring backup for tiered storage
Craig D. Taylor discusses one practical tiered architecture approach, storage risk assessment, MAID and ATA storage offerings.
- A Blueprint for Tiered Storage
Steve Duplessie, Senior Analyst for the Enterprise Storage Group, provides a blueprint for building a tiered storage strategy within your environment.