FAST (FULLY AUTOMATED STORAGE TIERING). FAST made a debut in the storage market yesterday (12/08/09). Finally after the market buzz we got a preview of the product in terms of its features, functionality, characteristics, possible shortcomings and use cases. This blog post focuses on the features, the drawbacks and some applications around FAST. By no means is this a comprehensive or an exhaustive list of the above.
Previous posts have discussed reasons for migration and the need to identify all of the servers accessing your storage resources. In this post, I will cover the need to perform a full inventory of connected hosts and the gap analysis work to be performed before migrations can start.