Tiered storage News
October 13, 2016
Windows Server 2016 release makes Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct available to data centers. Highlights include heightened data reduction, HCI, replication and tiering.
August 04, 2016
Ctera Networks recently unveiled new enhancements to its Enterprise File Service Platform that include the ability to migrate data from an on-premise cloud to the public cloud without disrupting ...
October 26, 2015
Quantum goes after video workloads with Xcellis, a converged system that combines Quantum StorNext, metadata, data management, NAS and cloud gateways into a single system.
September 10, 2015
New FileFly software for Caringo Swarm lets Windows Storage Server and NetApp filers migrate data to Caringo object storage systems.
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Microsoft expert and SearchStorage.com contributor Brien Posey addresses key challenges to creating storage tiers in Windows Server 2012 R2. Continue Reading
Sub-LUN tiering can help with performance in some environments, but according to analyst Jon Toigo, it can also get complicated with growing capacity. Continue Reading
Auto tiering and caching provide similar benefits in hybrid storage systems, but are different technologies with different capabilities and use cases. Continue Reading