Symantec brings storage tiering to the enterprise

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Symantec brings storage tiering to the enterprise

In a bid to enable policy-based automated storage management of persistent data profiles, Symantec has announced the ability to leverage its Dynamic Storage Tiering technology to stored data at the enterprise level.


Dynamic Storage Tiering is a feature of its Veritas Storage Foundation, which it claims offers organisations a complete solution for heterogeneous online storage management. Symantec has joined the new Persistent Data Storage Architecture (PDSA) alliance, led by enterprise-class MAID storage solutions provider COPAN Systems, to address how enterprise customers manage information.


“Establishing a standard storage software infrastructure is critical today as organisations look to scale storage operations, maximise the value of tiered storage, and address the need to manage information effectively,” comments Rob Soderbery, senior vice-president of Symantec’s Storage Foundation Group.


With the Dynamic Storage Tiering capabilities of Veritas Storage Foundation, information can be moved to storage based on the changing value of the information to the business. Organisations can thus define policies that move files based on a variety of criteria such as date created, time and frequency of access, owner, size, or name. The policies move files dynamically to higher or lower tiers of storage based on the defined criteria eliminating administrative overhead.


Since the system can span multiple volumes and tiers of storage hardware, file system directory structures are unchanged. Consequently, file movement is transparent to the users, applications, databases, backup recovery policies and access to data is never interrupted.

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