Easy Tier - its not cache - its smarter.
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This year is the year IBM brought Easy Tier to the market place.
Easy Tier is not a product.... or a piece of hardware: Easy Tier is a software technology... and it is smart technology.
It comes out of IBM's Almaden Research Centre and is designed to fit into any storage product that has a modular software architecture (think internal Unix operating systems like AIX or Linux).
The first product to use and deliver Easy Tier is the DS8700. It is real technology and you can buy it and start using it right now.
Here are some salient points which differentiate Easy Tier from other vendors offerings:
Want to learn more?
Check out the IBM Redpaper.
Or the Youtube video.
Or the Product Page
Or this commentary from the Mesabi Group
And remember... right now you can get it in DS8700.... but the Easy Tier design is well suited to a wider range of products. Watch this space.