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Save Storage Admin Costs, Stop Storage Array Tuning

Published: 30 June 2015

ID: G00278813

Analyst(s): Stanley Zaffos, Valdis Filks

Summary

Advances in storage technology are gradually eliminating the need for storage tuning. Deploying the right technologies and tools frees staff from this thankless task, enabling I&O leaders to reduce costs and move staff to higher-value projects.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Extreme SSD performance gains over HDDs are allowing I&O leaders to eliminate the need for performance tuning
  • Improved caching and data flows are enabling I&O leaders to automate performance tuning
  • Many hyperconverged, converged and SDS offerings come with some form of autotuning built in, enabling I&O leaders to leave tuning largely to the appliance

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