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Published: 17 Oct 2012

I keep hearing about information lifecycle management (ILM) data storage. What is the best type of ILM storage for an Oracle environment? Information lifecycle management (ILM) is not a product or technology; rather it is a process or approach to managing information, data and storage in a more effective manner. There are vendors who leverage and link ILM as a buzzword to their products. Consequently there are those who believe that ILM is software while others believe that ILM is hardware, such as tiered storage, virtual tape, or object based storage. In the context of tiered storage, some vendors have done an effective job of linking ILM to mean different categories of data storage -- including on-line, near-line and off-line. Other vendors have done an effective marketing job of associating ILM to archiving or data storage resource management/monitoring (SRM) software, among other things. Without going off on a tangent or philosophical discussion as to what is and what is not ILM (we can do that some other time), lets take look at what your data storage ... Access >>>

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