Many Data Types--One Management Platform
April 21, 2006
Information Lifecycle Management products often focus on the management of specific silos of information within your organization. Multiple products, for example, will assist you in the automated archiving and E-discovery of your E-mail messages based on policies you define; while other tiered-storage products will allow you to shuffle your must-save data to and from various storage mediums, based on their relative worth to the organization at any given time and their defined compliance timeframes. Though each data management need in your organization shares similar characteristics (information classification, automated policy-based data movement, etc.) if you're like most shops then you must manage several different applications to meet these needs--one application for each of the main types of data you accumulate.