Access "Inside ILM"
This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 11 January 2005 issue of The 15 top storage products of 2004
Information lifecycle management (ILM) has become a familiar acronym in storage, but storage professionals aren't buying into it with much enthusiasm. Despite the hype surrounding ILM, or maybe because of it, storage managers aren't just in a quandary about their next move--in many cases, they simply don't know where to start. ILM is a complex process; it's not just a matter of moving infrequently accessed information to inexpensive storage. It involves the greater challenge of addressing the overall holistic management of information from its creation to its demise. This requires an effective method of classifying data, but this is only part of the picture. Accessibility, archiving, migration, backup and recovery must also be addressed and integrated with corporate security and business-continuity frameworks. In addition, any effective ILM system must provide a mechanism for finding specific pieces of information based on indexed keywords. The ILM process includes: Determining information classes based on the business importance of the information (critical... Access >>>
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