IBM Storage solutions use automatic policy-based storage tiering, which moves data from flash through disk to tape and cloud tier. This process allocates key data to highest performing tiers and reduces costs by moving "cold" data to lower cost tiers.
IBM Spectrum Scale, with its automated data placement capabilities, ensures data is stored in the right place at an optimal cost. Together with IBM Spectrum Archive, Spectrum Scale moves infrequently accessed, aging data to more economical on-premises tape storage for long-term data retention. This enables you to improve efficiency and reduce your data storage costs.