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The Key to ILM is Cost-Effective Backup

Written by  Eran Farajun Monday, 19 November 2007 20:27

Information lifecycle management (ILM) is a relatively young concept and the industry will continue to encounter pitfalls as ILM solutions develop. As it stands at the moment, ILM has two aims: to reduce administration costs and to make the most efficient use of storage hardware. But in order to achieve these, ILM needs to rely on an ILM-aware backup system. A backup architecture lacking the ability to maximize the use of ILM will reduce any chance of successfully realizing the goals of cost reduction and greater storage efficiency. Why The Need For ILM Reliable and secure data storage is crucial to business continuity plans. With the dependence enterprises have on information about their technical processes, data storage is becoming somewhat of a headache for IT executives and storage administrators. Many industries such as finance and healthcare are facing new regulations that require enterprises to conform to evolving regulations about data retention. These