Tier Data to Granulate its Distribution
FLEXiBLE TiERiNG is a data management technique that optimizes data distribution across the storage network without slowing down the replication or backup processes. As data is usually stored on various type of media based on availability, recovery requirements, and resources, tiered storage method consist of sorting out data and assigning it to specific folders. Using two-tier or three-tier (in some cases, five-to-six tiers) architecture, data tiering method automatically classifies and manages data, decreasing the costs associated with archiving and migration. By breaking down the storage into tiers, the data is re-structured in a granular way depending on the implementation scenarios and the architecture behind the entire data management process. With FLEXiBLE TiERiNG you can mount data volumes/pools to optimally distribute data across the storage network.
To save on storage, the deduped data should be immediately off-loaded to standard storage; once re-hydrated, data becomes available and ready for the restoring processes. FLEXiBLE TiERiNG seamlessly integrates with any data management environment, any external storage infrastructure, operating system, tape and cloud storage, keeping data available all the time without disruptions of other processes.