Chapter 1. Introduction to ILM 15
Figure 1-8 Value of information and archive/retrieve management
Key products of IBM for archive management are:
򐂰 IBM Tivoli Storage Manager including IBM System Storage Archive Manager
򐂰 IBM DB2 Content Manager family of products
򐂰 IBM DB2 CommonStore family of products
For details o these products, see Chapter 4, “Product overview” on page 37.
1.4 Standards and organizations
The success and adoption of any new technology, and any improvement to existing
technology, is greatly influenced by standards. Standards are the basis for the interoperability
of hardware and software from different, and often rival, vendors. Although standards bodies
and organizations such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), American National
Standards Institute (ANSI), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) publish
these formal standards, other organizations and industry associations, such as the Storage
Networking Industry Association (SNIA), play a significant role in defining the standards and
market development and direction.
1.4.1 Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
The Storage Networking Industry Association is an international computer system industry
forum of developers, integrators, and IT professionals who evolve and promote storage
networking technology and solutions. SNIA was formed to ensure that storage networks
become efficient, complete, and trusted solutions across the IT community. IBM is one of the
founding members of this organization. SNIA is uniquely committed to networking solutions
into a broader market. SNIA is using its Storage Management Initiative (SMI) and its Storage
Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) to create and promote adoption of a highly

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