What is Tier-X?
Tier-X is a unique method of utilizing flash storage to ensure the best performance for all applications. This uses adaptive tiering to move data to the media that is most effective at that moment. Active data is stored on flash, while cold data is on more cost-effective media. This allows companies to lower their cost of storage, while increasing capacity and performance.
Why use Tier-X?
Many vendors offer a one or the other type of choice: do you want the low-capacity but high-performance flash cache storage, or traditional high-capacity and low-performance HDD storage? With Tier-X, you don’t need to choose. This hybrid storage array allows your system to have the high capacity of HDDs as well as the high performance of flash. You’ll be able to access the data you want easily while still holding all the data you need.