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Storage Networking Fundamentals: An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems by Marc Farley

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Information Life Cycle Management

ILM is much more of a process than a product or architecture. The idea is to establish a management framework for data from the instant it is created until it is eventually deleted or destroyed, including the destruction of backup and archiving media. ILM incorporates concepts from backup, SRM, HSM, and historical archiving technologies. The scope of the effort is enormous, and it is unlikely that the vision will be completed any time soon. More than likely, ILM development will move hand in hand with the development of other data management technologies such as tiered storage.

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For some time I've been saying that ILM is just dyslexic HSM. Lately I'm not feeling quite as cynical about the whole thing, because ...

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