Using Utility to Provision Storage Systems

  title={Using Utility to Provision Storage Systems},
  author={John D. Strunk and Eno Thereska and Christos Faloutsos and Gregory R. Ganger},
Provisioning a storage system requires balancing the costs of the solution with the benefits that the solution will provide. Previous provisioning approaches have started with a fixed set of requirements and the goal of automatically finding minimum cost solutions to meet them. Those approaches neglect the cost-benefit analysis of the purchasing decision. Purchasing a storage system involves an extensive set of trade-offs between metrics such as purchase cost, performance, reliability… CONTINUE READING
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