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Information Lifecycle Management ILM Whitepapers and Ebooks

Information Lifecycle Management, or ILM is a combination of processes and technology that defines how data flows through an organization.  Traditionally, data was saved to disks, and then backed up to tape or archived.  As applications became more data intensive (eg CRM, data mining) and required faster and faster reads/writes, storage costs began to soar.  This is the challenge ILM addresses.  ILM enables IT managers to have tiers of storage, ranging from high-speed drives (for example SSD and cache), down to low-cost and slower drives (for example IDE and SAS).  ILM technology provides the intelligence to move files between the various tiers based on use and function.