Feb 242011

Huh…? What’s multi-tiering…? Well, you may have heard about auto-tiering or automatic tiering or sub-volume tiering…thing like that. Same family…they practically do the same thing, so we’ll lump them all into the category of multi-tiering for now. Yeah, you can argue with me later about the details and differences, but for now…listen up.

I’m no techie, but I’m smart enough to know that some of you out there have some pretty big honkin’ applications and files out there. Whether it’s large image files, document imaging, clustering, whatever…you just want to wrap yourself up in that big Dell EqualLogic SAN fleece blanket and not have to wake up at 2:37am each night – drenched in a cold sweat – and worry about having to make it to the office so darn early to make sure those heavy files will get pushed through.


The EqualLogic PS6000XVS and PS6010XVS iSCSI SAN arrays. You know that SAS normally does the trick, but you just need a bit more juice…but your boss can’t just justify spending money on a pure SSD-drive EqualLogic iSCSI SAN unit either, so you what do you do…? Of course…you go to our Self-Service EqualLogic Pricing page and get a quote on a hybrid – either the PS6000XVS (this one’s for GigE networks) or the PS6010XVS (this one’s for 10GigE). You’d want to use one of these arrays for:

  • You run a strong variety of mixed applications in your network while each has its own heavy and demanding requirements
  • Use with highly dynamic (“hot”) data-intensive applications
  • Virtual desktop data / Virtual desktop implementations (VDI)
  • Applications that have sporadic read / writes

The question is: What are your IOPS running and / or peaking at…? The EqualLogic XVS units you’ll find on our EqualLogic Pricing page will give you a strong blend of SSD and SAS drives, but let’s make sure you need the speed and performance before driving off with one, all right…? Give us a shout…we can help.

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