Tiered Storage Architecture
Today's Storage environments are no longer a 'One Size Fits All' solution. Efficient and cost-effective storage solutions depend on a flexible architecture with multiple tiers of storage to provide the right mix of performance, availability, and cost for the right data at the right time. Dallas Digital Services specializes in Tiered Storage Architecture solutions for a wide range of application requirements. We offer solutions that differentiate performance based on application priority and allowing users to match multiple application characteristics to the appropriate service levels within a single storage platform. The performance is dynamically adjusted for those applications which require it, greatly increasing storage utilization due to the ability to more reliably predict performance. Now administrators can predict their utilization and be comfortable that the storage will not be over provisioned. Also, service levels are applicable to the single storage pool for all configurations, regardless of whether SAN, NAS, or both are present within a system. As a result, our solutions can deliver 80% utilization rates, and lower operational costs.