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Vol. 4 No. 5 July 2005

Data classification: Getting started

This story originally appeared in the July 2005 issue of "Storage" magazine. What you will learn from this tip: How data classification can lead to higher service levels, a better working relationship with the business units that create and own the data, and the ability to reduce costs by storing data on an appropriate class of storage. (This tip is part of our Storage 101 tip series.) A data classification project doesn't have to be complex or difficult to accomplish, but it can easily escalate in complexity depending on how granular the classification effort becomes. Like it or not, data classification will be the cornerstone for a much larger information lifecycle management (ILM) project. The best way to begin is to use a minimal methodology and a high-level approach to classifying data. This way, there's a clear balance between your level of effort and the ROI. Merely classifying your data is an interesting exercise, but unless you take action, no benefit will be derived. The way data is stored will need to be changed; to ...

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Features in this issue

  • Data classification: Getting started

    by  Karl Langdon and John Merryman

    Classifying data and knowing how its value changes over time will improve service levels, create a better working relationship with business units and reduce costs. (This tip is part of our Storage 101 tip series.)

  • How DBAs view storage

    Storage magazine's exclusive poll gives you the lowdown on how DBAs and storage pros view storage. We detail each group's areas of concern, spotlight their differences and find some common ground.

  • Clustering comes to NAS

    by  Alex Barrett

    Fed up with monolithic NAS boxes that don't scale? Clustering provides a way out of the management headache that's being perpetuated by some industry players.

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