BIG DATA: Managing Explosive Growth - The Importance of Tiered Storage
Setting strategies to archive data in an automated, reliable, cost-effective way is emerging as the right approach for organizations in a wide variety of industries. Archiving older data so that it's automatically moved to less expensive storage media-such as cheaper disk or tape-frees up costly primary storage. That means as companies collect more data they can prioritize it based on how old it is and how often it is accessed. When done properly, archived data is inexpensively but reliably stored and easily accessed.