Storage Tiering: Everything You Want To Know

August 22, 2011: With its research indicating that tiering ranks in the top 10 planned storage investments for 2011, the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) has published its market landscape report, Storage Tiering: The Case for, Types of, and Purchasing Considerations. The report analyzes the various options, implementations, impacts and market segmentation for tiering solutions, and is among the first such analyses done, says Mark Peters, senior analyst and author of the report.

Storage tiering, the act of placing different data on various types of storage media and systems, is a hierarchy dependent on many factors, states Peters. However, the key, he says, is the value a user places on particular data, and, in the end, all storage comes down to economics.

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Author: Steve Wexler

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