Tiers without tears: Discover easier tiering with ECS

The new features in EMC’s Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) bring intelligent cloud tiering to your archive. Let’s break that down – first, what do we mean by an “intelligent” archive? Obviously it makes sense to move older inactive data off your expensive primary storage to a lower-cost repository – and … READ MORE

Bob Williamsen February 1st, 2016

Keep it Simple, Stupid

I can’t help but notice a continued war of words between the caching and tiering camps. Come on folks, let’s not insult our readers and our customers. Neither option is a panacea – and even together, there are clearly edge cases in which both are ineffective. There is a simple … READ MORE

Nick Kirsch March 16th, 2010

The Tracks of my Tiers

Ever since Tom Georgens mentioned on NetApp’s earnings call that “I think the entire concept of tiering is dying,” there have been a host of articles discussing what he meant by that and weighing in with dissent or agreement. Some great examples are (and more are linked from these blogs … READ MORE

Nick Kirsch March 5th, 2010
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