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Tier

One of a series of rows arranged one above the other.

tier

A row, or a group of rows placed one above the other, as rows of seats in a theater or of beams in construction.
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VTL solutions that incorporate data mover capabilities and policy frameworks to enable D2D2T tiered storage also provide new efficiencies in data protection strategies, allowing IT organizations to store data on the most appropriate storage resource at any stage of the data's lifecycle.
Once you have an environment that supports tiered storage, you can begin to deploy data lifecycle management solutions.
One of the ways in which enterprises are achieving success through the gradual maturity of a tiered data center is to base all device interconnectivity on the same utility network infrastructure.
Packaged solutions to address common pain points like e-mail and database archiving as part of a tiered storage architecture can help reduce complexity while delivering solid business benefits.
The tiered network architecture of the Global Enterprise Data Center is comprised of a core backbone while the Intrepid 6140 complements and extends the backbone as the cost-effective distribution layer of the tiered solution, thus providing solid investment protection for current McDATA customers.
The key differentiator is that only McDATA can deliver a Global Enterprise Data Center as only McDATA has the right products to fulfill tiered storage networking requirements.
Only a tiered storage network from McDATA can deliver the architecture necessary to meet the requirements for a Global Enterprise Data Center, based on flexibility, interoperability, security, performance, management and cost.
a company dedicated to simplifying the implementation of tiered storage environments by bringing intelligence into the network, today announced it has secured an additional $12 million in funding from new and existing investors.