Dell Storage

Storage Tiering

Achieve high storage efficiency and performance with data tiering

The volume of data that your organizations must store, manage and protect continues to expand exponentially. Shared storage systems can help improve data management efficiency by allowing multiple servers and applications to share storage resources, but doing so cost-effectively can be challenging as the storage system fills its capacity.

Shared storage solutions typically serve a variety of data stores, from frequently accessed, "hot" application data to rarely accessed, “cool" file data. Thus, for all of its benefits, shared storage that applies a common disk medium across different applications often sacrifices performance or economics. Storage tiering has emerged as a best practices approach that directs application workloads to the storage media with the most suitable performance and cost characteristics.

Dell’s storage portfolio includes data tiering solutions that can automate the process of optimizing data placement across different disk drive technologies, helping to reduce costs up to 50% over a single Tier-1 storage architecture.

Key Benefits

  • Reduced costs through the alignment of low-IOPS data with capacity-optimized storage resources
  • Improved performance through the dynamic, automated assignment of SSD to high-IOPS data stores
  • Optimized storage for multi-tiered workloads such as virtual desktop deployments
  • Simplified architecture, implementation and fine-tuning of tiered storage settings in live, production environments, with minimal disruption of operations

Storage Tiering Platforms