GOAL OR METRIC: Have Automated Tiered Storage Infrastructure
RATIONALE: The overall cost of storage is expensive and growing. So storingas much as possible on the fewest number of devices is critical. Storage devices should approach 80% utilization, the point of diminishing returns. Of course, the only way to reach such high levels of efficiency are through virtualization, standardization of the underlying storage infrastructure, and use of enabling technologies such as iSCSI.
POTENTIAL RESULTS: Greater utilization mitigates the need for constant purchasing of new hardware.