16.2. Key Benefits of Tiering (Deprecated)


Tiering is considered deprecated as of Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.5. Red Hat no longer recommends its use, and does not support tiering in new deployments and existing deployments that upgrade to Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.5.3.
The following are the key benefits of data tiering:
  • Automatic classification and movement of files based on the access patterns
  • Faster response time and reduced latency
  • Better I/O performance
  • Improved data-storage efficiency
  • Reduced deployment and operating costs