A survey by Andy Grant investigated the practices of major app developers with regard to data storage on Windows Phone 7. As more people use mobile devices for sensitive tasks such as, online banking and password storage, the data stored on the device increases in value. With each new mobile platform there are more opportunities for a mobile application developer to store data in an insecure manner.
Data tiering or tiered storage strategies help organizations reduce the total storage costs. Costs can be reduced by separating data based on necessity and functionality. For instance, hot data that is frequently accessed by the organizations’ critical applications needs to be stored on fast storage devices while, data that is occasionally accessed can reside on slower and cheaper storage devices.
An article series on WindowsNetworking.com explains how to prepare your environment for Windows Server 2012-based iSCSI storage. The articles cover the configuration of the iSCSI Initiator feature and iSCSI Target Server role service, and how to configure and use the iSCSI Target Server and iSCSI Initiator features of Windows Server 2012.