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Auto-Tiering Optimizes Storage Infrastructures

Datacore wants to save you money and make your life less complex, and they want to do it with auto-tiering, which, when added to Datacore's SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software, allows enterprises to make sure their most critical data is stored in high-performing resources such as SSDs, while less important data is kept on less expensive disks.

The money-saving part comes into play when users go shopping for vendors and systems, because even if disparate systems don't support auto-tiering, and even if their data hasn't been stored previously, they can be integrated into intelligent storage infrastructures, eliminating vendor lockin.

There is more money to be saved through the use of advanced caching technology, which enhances low-end device performance, minimizing the use of costly SSDs in many high-performance environments.

As DataCore puts it, "The new option for DataCore's comprehensive SANsymphony-V product relocates disk blocks among pools of different storage devices, keeping the most demanding workloads operating at peak speeds. Less critical and infrequently accessed disk blocks naturally gravitate towards lower-cost disks."

Auto-tiering is included free for SANsymphony-V node licenses supporting over 100TB, or can be optionally added for the midrange of SANsymphony's product line for $2,000 per DataCore node.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 07/28/2011 at 12:48 PM


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