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tier

(tēr) [Fr. tire, rank, sequence]
In a health care insurance plan, one of several layers or types of care. Each level provides a different quality and quantity of service. Typically those tiers that provide the greatest number of services are the most expensive.
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StorCOM, a regional data storage consulting firm, worked closely with First Industrial to understand their requirements and design a tiered storage solution that delivers performance and functionality an affordable price.
Such policies ensure that tiered storage operations can be executed in a reliable and repeatable manner aligned with business expectations.
In addition to lower storage acquisition costs, tiered storage architectures also significantly reduce operational costs.
Storage subsystems are typically those assets getting the most attention when classifying resources in a tiered data center.
4 terabytes of storage and enterprise capabilities including automated tiered storage, thin provisioning, and continuous snapshots.
Storage price performance options and process automation software have evolved to a point where there is a compelling rationale to pursue tiered storage strategies.
According to ESG, the combination of the Universal Storage Platform or Network Storage Controller with HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager can provide transparent and non-disruptive data migration of heterogeneous SAN-based storage systems -- servers do not have to be taken offline, the process does not require a team of people, and the actual data migration is very fast and reliable.
Unstructured data drives up the need for tiered storage because its value tends to fall more quickly over time than does the value of structured data.
With the need to balance exponential growth in storage demand and stagnant budgets, while trying to meet regulatory requirements, many of today's IT departments are adopting a tiered storage strategy to optimize data placement and minimize cost.
Leveraging the efficiencies from a tiered networking architecture and applying these to a concept called the Global Enterprise Data Center; it summarizes what enterprise managers such as myself are working to achieve," said Bob Venable, manager of enterprise systems, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.
Deployed at the core, McDATA's Intrepid 10000 backbone director (tier 1) is the aggregation point within a tiered network where performance and redundancy are critical.
McDATA's Intrepid i10K is the backbone of a tiered network for a Global Enterprise Data Center (GEDC).