Automated Storage Tiering:Making Good Decisions on Your Behalf
Like they say in the housing market, the top 3 factors that determine price are location, location, location. The same can be said for storage real estate. Any poor choices placing data will cost you dearly, but choose wisely and the cost savings become significant.
Stick to two guiding principles and you’ll do just fine; a) Devote your fastest storage space to your most time-sensitive workloads, and b) don’t waste your premium-priced storage space on content that seldom gets accessed.
If it were only that easy. Truth is that unlike home buying habits, user access patterns change very frequently. Content that was driving interest one day becomes old news the next. And there’s no way you could possibly take the time to shuffle information around to keep up with their fickled ways. That’s where insider knowledge and a little automation come in handy.