From the IBM Spectrum Control virtual mailbox: Can I get enhanced optimization results for storage tiering and pool balancing?
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As a storage administrator, you want to improve your business agility and at the same time reduce your storage costs and meet service levels. You have workloads that vary throughout the workday, by the day of the week, and you want to have more control over the performance optimization data you get back.
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Storage costs can be reduced, for example, by moving volumes with low workloads from higher and more expensive tiers to lower and less expensive tiers. Storage performance can be improved and used more efficiently by moving volumes with heavy workloads to the tiers that meet their workload requirements. If you implement the recommendations, you can ensure that volumes are placed on the tiers that best match the workload requirements of the volumes.
Another form of optimization is balancing. An environment can contain pools with low and high activity levels.
To identify pools that have high activity levels, look at the values that are shown in the Activity Deviation (%) column.
The value in the Activity Deviation (%) column shows the difference between the activity level of the pool and other pools on the same tier and storage system.
Pools with values greater than 10% are candidates for balancing.
You can analyze the tiering of volumes and you can balance workloads of volumes in pools on the following storage virtualizers:
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