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By Brian Peterson Problem solve Mar 20, 2007

Tiered storage gone wrong

Avoid these common tiered storage mistakes. Contributor Brian Peterson also offers guidelines for determining an appropriate number of storage tiers. Continue Reading


Get started Mar 17, 2009

Tiered storage tutorial

Find out what tiered storage is, the key technologies behind it, and how tiered storage can lower operational costs while improving application performance. Continue Reading


By Dennis Martin Evaluate Jan 05, 2012

SSD caching vs. tiering

Dennis Martin, president of Demartek, discusses SSD caching vs. tiering for SSDs in this Expert Response. Continue Reading


By Evan Marcus Jun 08, 2005

Tiered storage options

A reader asks: "If you use a combination of Fibre Channel (FC) and FATA drives is the configuration one tier?" Continue Reading


By Greg Schulz Problem solve Sep 14, 2005

Tiered storage with SATA

Planning is the most important step when setting up a tiered-storage system using lower-cost disk. Continue Reading


By Ashish Nadkarni Get started Jun 03, 2011

Automated tiering primer: How to implement auto tiering

In this podcast, Ashish Nadkarni discusses the ins and outs of automated storage tiering. Learn how to choose between manual tiering and auto tiering in your storage environment. Continue Reading


By Andrew Burton Problem solve Jun 20, 2013

Expert advice: Tier 0 storage

This collection of recent expert advice offers info about "Tier 0" storage, aka using flash as the top tier of a tiered storage system. Continue Reading


By Jacob Gsoedl Problem solve Aug 10, 2010

Dynamic storage tiering options

Find out why you should deploy dynamic storage tiering, and learn about the various DST product categories and how to choose the right one for your environment. Continue Reading


By David Turbide Manage Jul 28, 2014

Tier 1 ERP and tier 2 ERP: Creating peaceful coexistence

Tier 1 ERP and tier 2 ERP systems are not mutually exclusive. In this expert tip, discover how the two-tier approach can be beneficial. Continue Reading


Apr 19, 2010

Tiered storage: The importance of data migration in storage tiering

We examine data migration and its role in a successful tiered storage strategy. Learn how to implement tiered storage and some of the business drivers behind storage tiering. Continue Reading