If you read the previous post on Shedding Tiers, you already know my opinions here. Tiered storage is just one more version of HSM and ILM that is great in concept, but awful in execution.
But the day after we posted this article, I received and email proclaiming the benefits of tiered storage from IBM. I have nothing against IBM, and think they do a fine job with their overall solutions.
But I also saw this from another email newsletter:
It is clear we are far from a consensus here. We'll see how it plays out...