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Tier

A group of securities according to company size or quality. For example, blue chip stocks may belong in one tier, while startup stocks belong in another. See also: Secondary stock, Credit rating.

tier

A grouping of securities, usually by company size or security quality. See also secondary stock.

tier

A row of townships extending east and west. See public land survey system.

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VTL solutions that incorporate data mover capabilities and policy frameworks to enable D2D2T tiered storage also provide new efficiencies in data protection strategies, allowing IT organizations to store data on the most appropriate storage resource at any stage of the data's lifecycle.
Once you have an environment that supports tiered storage, you can begin to deploy data lifecycle management solutions.
One of the ways in which enterprises are achieving success through the gradual maturity of a tiered data center is to base all device interconnectivity on the same utility network infrastructure.
4 terabytes of storage and enterprise capabilities including automated tiered storage, thin provisioning, and continuous snapshots.
Packaged solutions to address common pain points like e-mail and database archiving as part of a tiered storage architecture can help reduce complexity while delivering solid business benefits.
Leveraging the efficiencies from a tiered networking architecture and applying these to a concept called the Global Enterprise Data Center; it summarizes what enterprise managers such as myself are working to achieve," said Bob Venable, manager of enterprise systems, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.
Deployed at the core, McDATA's Intrepid 10000 backbone director (tier 1) is the aggregation point within a tiered network where performance and redundancy are critical.
Deployed at the core, McDATA's FICON-capable Intrepid 10000 backbone director (tier 1) is key to enabling a tiered storage networking strategy for a Global Enterprise Data Center (GEDC), where information can be accessed on demand.
The Hitachi TagmaStore Universal Storage Platform, the Thunder 9500 V Series storage systems, and the Lightning 9900 V Series enterprise storage systems, offer the industry's leading tiered storage infrastructure," said Scott Genereux, senior vice president, global marketing and global channels, Hitachi Data Systems.
Candera is one of the only companies we've seen that allows highly reliable tiered storage to be deployed using low-cost ATA disks," said Mitchell Rosich, partner at Athenian Venture Partners.