Sunday, October 21, 2018

Autotiering with WFA

Autotiering in NetApp is no longer unknown.  With FlashPool and FabricPool we have actual autotiering where hot blocks get moved to a faster medium (FlashPool) or cold blocks get moved to an S3 bucket (FabricPool).

But that's about it.  I'm not saying its not awesome, because it is.  I'm just saying, there can be more.

If you just think about it, NetApp already has a Cluster concept (Cdot) which allow different tiers (For example mixing an AFF with a FAS) and we already have the capability to move volumes between those tiers (vol move).