GOAL OR METRIC: Have a Defined Hot and Cold Storage Strategy

RATIONALE:  Not all storage needs to be immediately accessible (hot storage). Hot storage requires the highest performing hardware to provide the greatest accessibility, and include technologies such as solid-state drives, local SATA, and better network connectivity.  But it also represents the greatest cost.  Inside the data center, best-of-breed companies use a unified strategy that addresses and rationalize the cost and availability needs of hot storage and low cost cold storage (big cheap DAS).  

POTENTIAL RESULTS:  Places the right storage in the right cost structure, for CapEx and OpEx efficiency.

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SOURCE:  Dell

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