Storage (SAN Tier 1, 2, 3) Service

Best Practices to Right-size Consumption

  • Limit database storage to peak usage plus 20 percent (source: Gartner).
  • Select the proper SAN tier for the business need (data and performance).
  • Ensure stored data is agency-related and eliminate non-business usage (e.g., personal music and video files).
  • Eliminate data redundancy (e.g., multiple copies of databases).
  • Determine and enforce data retention requirements.

Sources of Information and Reports

  • Invoice Detail Report on ITFM

Request Service Change

  • Submit a request in the GETS Service Catalog to change allocated storage amount: Infrastructure Services > Storage/Backup.

See also a glossary of GETS terms in the PDF below offering useful descriptions of elements referenced above:

Download this pdf file. Glossary of GETS terms