Chapter 10

Wrap-Up: Projects Within Reach

Improvement 1. Use the right drives and better static single-tier storage.
Improvement 2. Improve facilities; replace “office” cooling with datacenter cooling.
Improvement 3. Consolidate. Replace server direct attached storage and multiple silo’ed storage systems with fewer consolidated storage systems and consolidated backup.
Improvement 4. Improve backup methods: replace tape with snapshots, relegate tape to archive only.
Improvement 5. Implement tiered storage and SLAs.
Improvement 6. Migrate cooling data to Tier 2. Get stale data out of Tier 1 storage.
Improvement 7. Base your IT bill-back system on SLAs; sensitize business units to the company money they consume

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