Storage Resource Management
ILM Enabling Technologies
Basic Building Blocks
Global Transparent Automated
name space data movement provisioning
Monitoring and Analysis
• No ILM solution provides all the pieces
• Multi-vendor approaches can be difficult to integrate
• The most important block—business planning
There is no such thing as a true ILM solution but there are a lot of ILM
ILM is made up of a few basic technology building blocks:
Monitoring and analysis:
Usage management tools provide key information about how
applications are using storage
Tools that do monitoring and analysis to track our data and see
who is using what, how often they are using it.
Is there data on my network that is never being accessed that
could perhaps be archived?
Or is there data on our low performance storage that is being
accessed every 5 minutes so should be moved to a higher tier.