Rapid data growth continues to create challenges for organizations of every size. As data volumes grow exponentially, IT managers are constantly scrambling to keep up with storage requirements while managing increased scrutiny of budgets and data center costs. Tiered storage technology offers long-term, sustainable solutions for data management, but many organizations are not leveraging tiered storage offerings to the fullest extent possible, and many are not using tiered storage at all. The reason: most solutions are too costly and complex and require data migration to new and potentially different architecture.
Dell EMC ECS offers a powerful tiered storage solution that contains costs while minimizing the complexity of managing tiered storage, enabling greater automation and easy scalability to keep pace with the rapid evolution of data storage requirements.
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There’s a vicious cycle of cost that accompanies data growth. A rapid rise in data volumes requires organizations to buy more storage which results not only in capital costs, but in additional cost and complexity related to backup, management, disaster recovery, energy requirements and more.
Tiering storage solutions have the potential to address these issues but present a number of challenges.
Dell EMC addresses these challenges with technology that lets you build a tiered storage solution to archive your data to your own cloud, using powerful and automated tools while optimizing for cost, capacity and durability.
Dell EMC ECS is an industry-leading object storage platform that takes the cost and complexity out of managing tiered storage. With Dell EMC ECS, organizations of any size can easily deploy a powerful tiered storage solution within their own private cloud to economically store and manage unstructured data at any scale, for any length of time. By deploying ECS with an on-premise cloud, organizations can tier data to a variety of pools of remote storage, optimizing each pool for cost, capacity, responsiveness and durability, and eliminating the management and data ingest/egress costs of a cloud service provider.
To support traditional and next-generation workloads, ECS is available as software-defined storage, as a turnkey appliance or as a service operated by Dell EMC. ECS also offers:
For organizations seeking to reduce the cost and complexity of managing tiered storage, Dell EMC ECS provides advantages that include:
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What is tiered storage?
Tiered storage is a strategy for managing the cost of retaining and accessing data. A tiered storage solution enables organizations to move older, less important and infrequently accessed data to less expensive storage solutions, while maintaining active and important data on high-performing storage media.
Why is tiered storage necessary?
As data volumes continue to rise at an increasing pace, organizations are faced with increasing costs for storage media and the expense of managing it, including the costs of staff time, power, cooling, and technology to effectively manage data. Maintaining data on high-performing, tier 1 network attached storage media is highly expensive and unsustainable.
How does tiered storage reduce costs?
Tiered storage solutions can reduce storage costs by enabling organizations to use cheaper storage media for data that does not need to be accessed as frequently or as quickly. Dell EMC ECS enables further cost savings by automating data retention and backup and enabling organizations to use an on-premise private cloud for data storage, eliminating the cost and complexity of moving data in and out of a public cloud solution.
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