tier

(redirected from tiered)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
QuickStart ILM eliminates the time-consuming activities that impede other ILM strategies, enabling storage users to implement automated tiered storage for their organization in just minutes.
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.
Customers of McDATA Corporation (Nasdaq: MCDTA)(Nasdaq: MCDT), a leading provider of data infrastructure solutions, continue to deploy Intrepid(R) 10000 and 6140 Directors as key layers of tiered storage networking strategies and to achieve Global Enterprise Data Center benefits.
McDATA's demonstration will be on display in its booth (Hall 1, Stand 9a1), and will show the benefits of deploying a tiered storage network for the Global Enterprise Data Center (GEDC), which enables customers to securely and easily access the information they need anytime, anywhere.
These products are intended to enable a tiered storage networking strategy, where a customer's infrastructure is matched with their tiered storage environment by performance, availability, security and cost.