Stories by Jim Jonez, senior director, Dot Hill Systems

Real-time tiering in a two tiered storage configuration offers the best performance gains

Enterprises have long struggled with the storage conundrum of high capacity vs. high performance. Hard disk and solid state drives (SSDs) each offer advantages the other cannot match. Hard drives are the reigning kings of capacity, but lack the performance, ruggedness and power-saving features of SSDs. For all their advantages, SSDs are miles away from hard disk drives in delivering the capacity and cost-effectiveness required by enterprise applications.