What's Old is New Again - Storage Tiering (Fall 2012)

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
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Summary: The SNIA defines tiered storage as “storage that is physically partitioned into multiple distinct classes based on price, performance or other attributes.” Physical tiering of storage has been a common practice for decades. The increased availability of techniques to automatically promote “hot” data to high performance storage tiers – and demote “stale” data to lower cost tiers, combined with new storage technologies, have generated new interest in the practice Topics will include: • Fundamentals of Storage Tiering • Levels of granularity in tiering • Achieving optimal placement of data. • Recent innovations in logical and virtual tiering techniques • Using the cloud as a tier

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Tiering fundamentals and benefits
Trends in automated tiering
Tiering resources