Date Added: May 2010
Multi-tiered storage systems today are integrating Solid State Disks (SSD) on top of traditional rotational hard disks for performance enhancement due to the significant IO improvements in SSD technology. It is widely recognized that automated data migration between SSD and HDD plays a critical role in effective integration of SSD into multi-tiered storage systems. Furthermore, effective data migration has to take into account of application specific workload characteristics, deadlines, and IO profiles. An important and interesting challenge for automated data migration in multi-tiered storage systems is how to fully release the power of data migration while guaranteeing the migration deadline is critical to maximizing the performance of SSD-enabled multi-tiered storage system.