Contributed article that appears in November 2017 issue of DataCentre Solutions (DCS) UK
by: Cameron Brett, STA Board Member; Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Solid State Disks (SSDs) are a popular option for IT professionals looking to boost performance in their data center, but the question of how to best implement SSD storage often arises. Automated caching and tiering can provide the solution. But while both caching and tiering provide a layer of application acceleration that result in a cost-effective way to improve performance and get more out of your applications, they differ in a number of ways. They are not interchangeable and it is essential for IT administrators to understand the purpose and difference of each.