ILM: Tiered services and the Need for Classification

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Monday, April 16, 2007
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Establishing an ILM strategy is a high priority for many organizations as they struggle to deal with data growth and regulatory compliance. The definition of tiered services is an important part of that ILM strategy. Two keys to a successful tiered service implementation are:

Resource classification - organizing your storage-related services into tiers that will meet the requirements of your business
Data Classification - if you don't know what you have or how valuable it is, it's very hard to decide what data should be placed on a particular service tier.
In this tutorial we will look at how to think about organizing your storage-related service tiers based on your needs, and at data classification techniques and emerging technologies that can help you manage the placement of data across different tiers of service, or the movement of data across storage within the same service tier.