Achieving Storage Efficiency With EMC Celerra - Best Practices Planning
Storage efficiency techniques enable reductions in allocated disk capacity, power consumption, cooling requirements, and storage administration overhead. In addition, placing active data on higher performance storage tiers improves I/O rates and reduces access latencies. Archiving static data to deduplicated, low cost, low power disk drives dramatically reduces the costs of storing static data, without restricting client access since the archived content remains online and fully accessible. Automated proactive enforcement of pre-defined storage administration policies minimizes the need for reactive management intervention to respond to routine conditions such as a file system reaching a capacity high water mark or the gradual accumulation of static data in a file system.