Why Storage Tiering Is Necessary Now More Than Ever
SearchStorage, May 24th, 2019
June 2, 2019,
Volume 254, Issue 5

Tiered storage is making a comeback by incorporating AI machine learning to take advantage of the cost and performance benefits of new SSD and storage class memory technologies

"Storage tiering has been around for more than a decade," opines Marc Staimer in SearchStorage. "It peaked in popularity several years ago when SSDs were first introduced as a way to combine the performance advantages of flash with the lower cost of HDDs. However, as cost of flash has fallen and SSD capacities have grown, more enterprises moved to all-flash storage and multi-tiered systems became less popular..."

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