Getting the most out of the enterprise data storage resources you already have isn't just smart, it might be the...
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only way to keep your data storage shop alive and well. Storage technologies like archiving, compression and deduplication, thin provisioning, and wide striping can help you run your infrastructure more efficiently by making better use of your already installed capacity. Here are some tips for effectively using these tools.
|Efficiency technology||What it does||How you save|
|Archiving||Moves older data out of production data stores||
|Compression and data deduplication||Reduces amount of data stored on disk||
|Thin provisioning||Let's you "oversubscribe" your installed disk capacity||
|Tiered storage||Moves less valuable data to cheaper, lower performance disk||
|Wide striping||Spreads data out across more disks||
This article originally appeared in Storage magazine.