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Every organization has large amounts of data to store, use, and manage. For most, this quantity is increasing. However, over time, the value of this data changes. How can we map data to an appropriate storage media, so that it can be accessed in a timely manner when needed, retained for as long as required, and disposed of when no longer needed? Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) provides solutions. ILM is the process of managing information—from creation, through its useful life, to its eventual destruction—in a manner that aligns storage costs with the changing business value of information. We can think of ILM as an integrated solution of five IT management and infrastructure components working together: Service management (service levels), content management, workflow management (or process management), storage management, and storage infrastructure.
This IBM Redbooks publication will help you understand what ILM is and why it is of value to you in your organization, and provide you with suggested ways to implement it using IBM products.
Table of contents
Part 1 ILM overview
Chapter 1 Introduction to ILM
Chapter 2 ILM within an On Demand storage environment
Chapter 3 Implementing ILM
Chapter 4 Product overview
Part 2 Evaluating ILM for your organization
Chapter 5 An ILM quick assessment
Chapter 6 The big picture for an ILM implementation framework
Part 3 Sample solutions
Chapter 7 ILM initial implementation
Chapter 8 Enforcing data placement
Chapter 9 Data lifecycle and content management solution
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