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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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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.
Storage price performance options and process automation software have evolved to a point where there is a compelling rationale to pursue tiered storage strategies.
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.