Date Added: Apr 2011
Welcome to Storage Tiering For Dummies, Oracle Special Edition. Today, explosive growth in storage requirements due to technology shifts, unstructured data, and regulatory mandates is more than traditional storage techniques can handle. IT budgets cannot support the growth necessary without a change in storage practices. Tiered storage is the smart solution for meeting the new storage challenges without skyrocketing costs.
With this book, you find out what storage tiering means, how it works, and why it makes sense. You also find out why file-system tiering may be easier than you think. In addition, you come to understand why current storage strategies are not sustainable for growing data pools. You learn how multiple storage tiers work based on data access requirements, and you find out how storage tiering fits into your architecture right now using both application-aware and file system-based storage tiering solutions.