Category Archive: ILM

Jul 09

Storage Tiering…

Ok, given the changes to the storage arena I’ve been working on a revised “Tiering system” to incorporate all of the levels of data…importance? My version of Storage Tiering is (or should be) as follows: Tier-1    – Symmetrix/Replicated – High Performance/Criticial Data Tier-2    – Symmetrix/NonReplicated – High Performance/Non-Criticial Data Tier-3   – Symmetrix/SATA/Replicated – High-Medium Performance/Critical …

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Jan 05

Centerra – love it?

We just had our sales presentation on EMC’s Centerra Content Addressable Storage system.  I have to admit, I went into it knowing a little about it, and even the 60,000 foot “executive summary” EMC put together really impressed me. The idea of putting so much data to tape but keeping it up and available just …

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Dec 06

Enterprise Vault for Exchange

The boys over at Symantec (www.symantec.com) just came by last week and gave us an interesting presentation on Enterprise Vault.  (Not to be confused with the Vault extension for NetBackup, which is a different beast) The short answer is this.  EV is an application that dives into your exchange environment and strips out any email/attachments …

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