Block-level Tiering Vs File-Level Tiering
Finding and tiering your cold data can save substantial costs by offloading it from expensive storage and backups. Tiering has been a solution for years, but the way it’s done can significantly change your actual savings and affect your options to access your cold data. Learn the difference between block-level tiering, which moves blocks that can no longer be directly accessed from their new location without vendor software, and file-level tiering, which is what Komprise uses to fully preserve file access at each tier by keeping the metadata and file attributes with the file—no matter where it lives. Know the difference to make the right choice for your moves.