Imagine if you can move your data freely across multiple device, sites and environments. Wouldn't you call it "Data Freedom"?
Well...Data Tiering is a built-in feature of infinity Data Director.
It allows to transparently move data across a wide spectrum of devices (disk, object storage, tape, etc…) and locations without your clients and applications noticing it.
Or, in other words, your data looks like never moved and the original access point for your applications and users is preserved.
With this, you can move data on the storage devices where is more appropriate at the particular point in time of data lifecycle. Why should you keep inactive data on a fast (and expensive) primary storage system?
And what about using an external provider for temporary data instead of buying disk?
By using Infinity Data Director in this scenario you can:
* Supported cloud and OSD targets include:
IBM Cloud Object Storage (ICOS)
NetApp StorageGRID Webscale
Other S3-compatible storage devices
A product description can be found here
A short video highlighting how Data Tiering works can be found here.