Storage management has traditionally been focused on infrastructure management defined by functionality that includes:
Storage device configuration and management
Storage network configuration and management
Storage and backup software configuration and operation
Primary storage capacity management and provisioning
Heterogeneous storage component discovery
Storage system monitoring
Performance and capacity utilization reporting
However in the current scenario, the growing business focus is on managing the information to meet the business initiatives. The information must be managed through its entire lifecycle and not just when it is created.
The data capacities under management continue to grow at dramatic rates. The business value of data, varies widely from the time of creation to the time of deletion.
Therefore Information Lifecycle Management “ILM” is the strategy of matching storage policies, processes, and technologies to the value of information at the time it is created, and as it ages, to cost-effectively meet the business needs of organizations.
To achieve this strategy, organizations must have:
Information definition and classification
Well-defined management functionality
The ability to move information among storage tiers as its value changes
DCM DataSystems, with its reservoir of storage skills and its quality experience, is in an enviable position to help organizations manage their growing information lifecycle needs, optimally.