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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