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Auto tiering crucial to storage efficiency

Auto tiering is used to help optimize data running across LUNs and file systems. It’s an important storage efficiency tool, and many users and vendors see it as a must-have technology. It’s especially key for users who have solid-state drives (SSDs) in place. SSDs have capacity constraints, and auto-tiering software helps with performance demands.

In this podcast interview, Jeff Boles, senior analyst and director, validation services at Taneja Group, discusses the importance of auto tiering in today’s data storage industry. Find out auto tiering’s main purpose in the data center; the difference between sub-LUN tiering and auto tiering; when sub-LUN tiering is a better choice than auto tiering; who the big vendors are that support auto tiering; and what the future looks like for automated storage tiering. Read the transcript below or download the MP3.

To listen to this podcast, click here.

  • Premiered: 06/09/11 at On Demand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): TechTarget and Dell Compellent
Topic(s): Auto Tiering SSD Storage Efficiency automated storage tiering

Automated Tiering Primer: How to Implement Auto Tiering

Data storage administrators are often faced with the decision of whether or not to automatically tier their storage. While many might think it’s a good idea to quickly adopt automated tiering, it might not be the best choice, especially if you have applications that require high bandwidth and quick response times.

In this podcast interview, Ashish Nadkarni, senior analyst and consultant at Taneja Group, discusses the ins and outs of automated tiering. Find out if automated storage tiering improves storage efficiency; how to implement an automated tiering project; and the best way to determine if you should manually or automatically tier data. Finally, get pointers on when to be concerned about auto tiering gaining too much control over your environment; what environments aren’t suitable for automated storage tiering; and get the scoop on sub-LUN tiering.


To listen to this podcast, click here.

  • Premiered: 06/07/11 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Ashish Nadkarni
  • Sponsor(s): TechTarget Podcast sponsored by Dell Compellent
Topic(s): Automated Tiering

Cloud file storage pros and cons

Cloud storage appeals to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and larger enterprises as a less-expensive alternative to equipping and managing a full-blown storage system. Two possible uses for the technology are cloud file storage and cloud backup. Imagine being able to move years-old PowerPoint presentations and human resource manuals from your local file system into an inexpensive, cloud-based storage system that someone else manages and secures for you.

In this podcast, Jeff Boles, senior analyst and director, validation services at Hopkinton, Mass.-based Taneja Group, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of cloud storage, who the top vendors and cloud storage service providers are, and which environments shouldn't use cloud storage.

Read the Q&A transcript by clicking Event Website tab above or listen to the podcast on file storage in the cloud.

  • Premiered: 03/15/11 at OnDemand
  • Location:
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): TechTarget:
Topic(s): Cloud SearchStorage

Storage Management Tools for a Virtual Server Environment

Check out this Q&A podcast featuring Taneja Group senior analyst and director of validations services, Jeff Boles, as he goes into detail about storage management tools for virtual server environments, how these tools differ in virtual environments compared to physical, criteria for choosing a storage management solution and more.

Jeff Boles is the Senior Analyst and Director of Validation Services at the Taneja Group.

  • Premiered: 09/10/10
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): 3PAR through TechTarget
Topic(s): Storage Management Virtualization

RAID Basics for Enterprise Data Storage Managers

While the basic RAID concept has been around for two decades, the technology has evolved to offer more levels of redundancy in response to growing storage capacity issues. Although, understanding the basics of this technology is just as important as keeping up with new trends. Check out this podcast which discusses the basic principles of what makes RAID such an effective enterprise storage technology, RAID levels 0 through 6 and their differences, benefits and drawbacks of leveraging RAID and more.

In the podcast, Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Hopkinton, Mass.-based Taneja Group, discusses the basic principles of what makes RAID such an effective enterprise data storage technology. Arun touches on RAID levels 0 through 6 and examines their differences. He also discusses the benefits and drawbacks of leveraging RAID; the pros and cons of different RAID levels; some of the RAID array, RAID controller and RAID hardware offerings available in today's market; as well as the risks that have been associated with recent advances in RAID technology.

Arun Taneja is the Founder, President, and Consulting Analyst of the Taneja Group

  • Premiered: 06/09/10
  • Speaker(s): Arun Taneja
  • Sponsor(s): Nexsan Tech

Improve storage utilization rates with storage optimization, capacity reduction techniques

There are a growing number of tools and techniques on the market to help IT organizations improve their data storage utilization rates. Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Hopkinton, Mass.-based Taneja Group, details the storage optimization and capacity reduction products available from a range of enterprise data storage vendors. Read about which tools you might be missing in this FAQ interview or download the MP3 file.

  • Premiered: 01/29/10 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Arun Taneja
  • Sponsor(s): TechTarget:
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