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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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Although we fully support the principle of EDSTAC's tiered screening and testing program, we suggest that this can be enhanced, as shown in Figure 3, to provide more ecologically relevant and responsible use of limited animals for testing.
With Storage Center's Automated Tiered Storage, we have cut our tier one disk purchases by 45 percent while doubling the performance of our primary business applications, including Exchange and Oracle.
The company's Information Lifecycle Management tiered storage solutions for Microsoft Windows 2000/2003, Novell NetWare & GroupWise and NetApp Filer environments include comprehensive administrative policies that allow organizations to reclaim storage resources, improve operational efficiency and achieve regulatory compliance.
Enables a tiered storage approach rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, mapping application needs to the most cost-effective storage
SANs don't have to be massive to benefit from a tiered storage strategy.
QuickStart ILM provides tiered storage by intermixing high-performance Fibre Channel (FC) drives and lower-cost mid-tier FC drives in a single enclosure.
Increasing pressure to improve IT cost structure, coupled with the emergence of process automation tools that simplify operations and enforce policy compliance for service delivery, now presents a more practical risk-reward equation for tiered storage.
The Universal Storage Platform and Network Storage Controller provide advanced, large-scale virtualization capabilities which enable an intelligent tiered storage network consisting of multiple, heterogeneous storage systems with different price, performance, and data protection capabilities.
Using new, lower-cost storage technologies and better aligning service levels with the value of the data, a tiered approach can reduce total cost of storage by upwards of 45% while improving the strategic alignment of storage investment with business needs.
Data Progression delivers intelligent tiered storage capabilities to midmarket organizations at an affordable price for the first time.
The new Hitachi HiCommand(R) Tiered Storage Manager is the first software product to help users define and dynamically migrate data across multi-dimensional tiers of storage without disruption to the application itself.