Advantages of Intelligent Storage Solutions
Space is allocated only when data is written
to disk (essentially as needed and how much
Maximizes available capacity
Minimizes overallocation and underutilization
All redundant and duplicate data is indexed
and replaced with pointers to a single copy of
Reduces backup volume and wasted
Automated data tiering
Dynamic tiering of enterprise data based on
application demand: Frequently accessed
data is moved to a storage tier running high-
performance drives, while vast amounts of
less frequently accessed, unstructured data
are directed to a lower-cost tier.
Aligns data storage to application demand
RAID over nodes
Use of erasure codes (a forward error
correction code) is coupled with data storage
across nodes and even geographies.
Provides high reliability to survive disk or
Low bit-error rates
Intel Xeon processors are providing the compute power for next-
generation storage solutions that can meet growing cloud demands.
As a well-proven data center building block, Intel Xeon processors
deliver leading performance along with massive scalability and
efficiency at reduced cost. Increasingly, Intel Xeon processors
provide performance within storage solutions that enable next-
generation capabilities like thin provisioning, automated tiering
of data, data de-duplication, and erasure coding/RAID over nodes.
Unlike storage solutions that were built around custom application-
specific integrated circuits, Intel Xeon processor-based storage
solutions free up storage vendors to innovate and deliver new
products to market faster, cut down on the number of proprietary
interfaces, and offer scale-out storage solutions for a lower TCO.