ILM Library: Information Lifecycle Management Best Practices Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 05 February 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738489565
ISBN-13: 9780738489568
IBM Form #: SG24-7251-00
(320 pages)

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Authors: Babette Haeusser, Alex Osuna, Christian Bosman, Dirk Jahn, John G. Tarella


This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on business requirements for information retention.

We provide practical recommendations for implementing a robust information management strategy. We also investigate the interactions of the various products and make recommendations for their use in different retention scenarios.

This book presents both a strategic and a practical approach. The strategy focuses on the value of ILM within an overall information management framework. The practical sections cover best practices for implementing and integrating ILM as a business process for long-term information retention.

Table of contents

Part 1. ILM basics
Chapter 1. Introducing ILM
Chapter 2. Planning for ILM
Part 2. ILM building blocks
Chapter 3. Information Management software
Chapter 4. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and IBM System Storage Archive Manager
Chapter 5. Tiers of storage
Chapter 6. IBM System Storage DR550
Part 3. Strategies and solutions
Chapter 7. Assessing ILM
Chapter 8. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager best practices
Chapter 9. Content Management and integrated Storage Management
Chapter 10. File system archiving and retention
Chapter 11. An introduction to GPFS
Appendix A. DR550 services offerings

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