“Precise for Database & Storage enables customers to optimize enterprise flash drive deployment for maximum business transaction throughout in EMC Symmetrix® and CLARiiON® storage environments. The exceptional performance of our enterprise flash drive solutions can now be accurately assigned to the service of specific critical businesses.” — Peter Conway - Vice President of Symmetrix Business and Products Operations, EMC
|For many critical applications, retrieving data from storage subsystems represents the largest percentage of transaction response time. Unfortunately, understanding the role that storage plays in performance degradation is notoriously difficult to assess. Hence storage is often blamed when performance problems occur.|
Provisioning storage for applications is complex and expensive. Critical data should be pushed into faster and more expensive storage components (such as EFD), whereas non-critical data should be pushed into slower and less expensive storage components (such as SATA). Identifying the critical and less-critical pieces of data is difficult. Relying on Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) alone is not sufficient, as IOPS tells you nothing about the business priority.
Clearly, a solution is needed that would tie the business priorities to the storage performance, facilitating fast performance for the critical business transactions, while keeping costs down.
Precise helps EMC customers optimize storage for both cost and performance.
Precise's solution for EMC provides unprecedented visibility deep into storage, allowing customers to:
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