With the implementation of StarWind Automated Storage Tiering, the IT staff is“set free” from the storage management routine. A system with automated tiering allows administrators to easily provision storage with the desired performance characteristics. The data flow between tiers is fully automated, thereby shrinking the TCO. A properly planned system with Automated Storage powered by StarWind will give the applications the performance of an all-flash array, minimizing funds invested and increasing the ROI. So, there is no more need to buy big and expensive flash arrays. Storage QoS policies make sure that IOPS-hungry applications have their data on flash all the time.