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Storage Utilization: Data Tiering

IT Efficiency Metrics

IT Efficiency Metrics
The clear answer to today’s IT challenges is to increase IT efficiency throughout the infrastructure, from the desktop to the data center. This Wiki is intended to provide a forum where efficiency metrics, goals and guidelines can be shared.

Storage and data management

Metrics concerning the strategy, purchase, deployment, management, and consolidation/virtualization of storage.
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Storage Utilization: Data Tiering

Storage and data management

GOAL OR METRIC: Have Automated Tiered Storage Infrastructure

RATIONALE:  The overall cost of storage is expensive and growing. So storing
as 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.

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SOURCE:  Dell

REFERENCES: 

  • www.dell.com/equallogic
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