Data storage management

Successful data storage management uses a comprehensive suite of tools to configure, provision, archive and report storage activities, according to a well-defined set of management policies or processes. The tools and the processes must work together -- the best tools are useless if they're applied inconsistently, and the most refined policies cannot be implemented without capable tools. This chapter will get you started learning about data storage management.

Data storage compliance:

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  • Are you ready for new compliance rules?

    Feature -  Two things to know about storage and regulator compliance: There's no single technology product that meets all compliance requirements and there's plenty of prep work to do before you even think about technology. The first step is to define your unique...

  • Data storage compliance's impact on storage product choices

    Data Storage Compliance E -  Data storage compliance is having a tremendous impact on the storage organization, as well as the management practices employed to retain, search, certify and destroy data. It's not just regulations like SOX or HIPAA that influence storage -- there are...

  • Understanding compliance: Beyond data protection

    Tip -  Data retention is only one part of regulatory compliance. For storage, compliance can be grouped into two focus areas: data management and governance.

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Data storage management process:

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  • Five tips in five minutes: Tiered storage and ILM

    Tip -  This article offers a collection of expert responses to recent reader queries about tiered storage and ILM.

  • Guidelines for controlling clustering

    Tip -  This tip outlines different approaches, implementations and the factors to consider to effectively manage clustered resources.

  • Data migration options

    Ask the Expert -  Brett Cooper answers the question: What is the best practice for moving AIX 5.2 data, including an Informix database, over to a SAN that is attached through fiber?

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Data storage management tools:

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Overview-Data storage management:

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  • Introduction to data storage management

    08 Jun 2006

    Article -  Storage is a resource, and it must be allocated and managed as a resource in order to truly benefit a corporation. Successful data storage management strategies leverage a suite of tools to configure, provision, archive and report storage activities,...