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Sub-LUN Migration

Sub-LUN Migration

A logical unit number (LUN) is a unique identifier used to designate individual or collections of hard disk devices for address by a protocol associated with a SCSI, iSCSI, fibre channel (FC), or similar interface. A sub-LUN is a higher granularity designation of a LUN. Sub-LUN migration automates the process of moving data to optimum storage devices by, for example, detecting data that has a high access rate and temporarily moving it to faster storage. When requests for the data drop off, it is moved back to the disk location where the original copy is stored.

Figure 1 – A sub-LUN migration mechanism moves Dataset A2 to a higher performance Tier B.

Related Patterns: Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) Module 7: Fundamental Cloud Security Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) Module 8: Advanced Cloud Security

This mechanism is covered in CCP Module 7: Fundamental Cloud Security and
in Module 8: Advanced Cloud Security.

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Cloud Computing Design Patterns

The architectural model upon which this design pattern is based is further covered in:

Cloud Computing Design Patterns by Thomas Erl, Robert Cope, Amin Naserpour

(ISBN: 9780133858563, Hardcover, ~ 528 pages)

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