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    Data migration is the process of transferring data between data storage systems, data formats or computer systems. 

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About Tiered storage

Tiered storage can reduce the overall cost of storage through data classification -- the process of assigning different categories of data to different types of storage media. Find news and resources about tiered storage on this topic page.