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automated data tiering

Automated data tiering is a type of software program that moves data files, volumes or blocks between tiered storage according to company-defined policy.

Automated data tiering monitors data usage in order to determine where data should be stored. Frequently accessed data will reside on high performance Fibre Channel or solid-state drives while infrequently accessed data gets moved to lower-cost, high-capacity drives in-house or cloud storage.

Vendors claim that automated data tiering offers a number of benefits. It can reduce the amount of time required to manage storage by dynamically classifying and moving data between storage tiers. By transferring infrequently accessed data to lower-cost drives, organizations can not only save money on high-performance drives but also improve performance by lightening the load. Additionally,  reducing the number of active files can reduce daily backup times.

 

This was last updated in June 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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