Laura Shepard

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With volumes of stored data growing seemingly without limits, organizations are struggling to meet their burgeoning storage demands. While the price of high-performance disk storage continues to drop, it is not dropping fast enough to accommodate the annual doubling of data in more data-intensive environments. The only alternative for many has been manually archiving data from primary disk to tape or other forms of storage - a time-consuming and error-prone process that can inhibit or even prevent access to critical data when it's needed. Increasingly, Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) is being discussed as the solution to these problems. While much of this concept is based on future developments, a real and significant piece of the functionality proposed by ILM is available today. That piece, referred to as Data Lifecycle Management (DLM), delivers immediate ... (more)