Today's storage space is growing at astronomical rates.
We know that not all the data is actively used. Some of the data is only looked
at periodically. To handle peoples storage needs organization need to consider
multiple tiers of data storage. One tier supports real-time access for those
frequently accessed files, whereas other tiers can have varying retrieval times
based on how often the data is accessed.
Having multiple tiers of data storage, where each tier
provides a different level of service, allows organizations to maximize their
storage capacity while minimizing their storage costs. Data can be stored in
memory, on solid-state drives, on fast hard drives, or even on tape. Each one
of the storage locations have their cost to performance trade-offs. When you
are implementing a tiered storage structure, you need to determine the right
kind of storage structure that is appropriate for your organization.
In this white paper, you will learn about the myths and
realities of different storage technologies. This paper also explores the
different kinds of storage solutions and describes how they should be used to
support an organizations tiered storage hierarchy. A well thought
out storage architecture, allows you to minimize your overall storage costs.