Welcome!

IBM Cloud Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan

Blog Feed Post

5 Storage Management Trends You Need to Know

Storage management, like so many other areas of technology, is changing on an almost daily basis. Those involved in storage management, from the end-user support specialist up through the CIO, need to have a handle on what’s going on so that they can provide the best possible results to their business.

Here are 5 of the most significant storage management trends you should be familiar with:

Life Cycle Management

Information life cycle management is the process of actively managing your data from the time that it’s created all the way through the process until it’s not ever needed. Life cycle management is one of the most effective ways to reduce your overall storage costs while making better use of your resources. You can classify your company’s data according to how business critical it is and then put that data on the most reliable (and most expensive) storage. Less important data can then be kept on less expensive storage. Life cycle management lets you create multiple tiers of priority, and ultimately reduce infrastructure costs.

Consolidation/Virtualization

For the past few years, virtualization has been at the center of just about any discussion of data management, and that trend continues. By reducing the number of servers, as well as the kind of servers you have on site will help reduce the complexities involved in storage management. Virtualization also lets you place data in locations that are most conducive to the critical performance needs of the enterprise.

Capacity Planning

Constant monitoring of your storage utilization is key to being able to predict and plan what your storage needs will be in the future. Capacity planning involves more than just volume size; it includes things like bandwidth and CPU utilization, as well.

Centralization

Here’s another trend that’s been hot for several years, and that continues today. By having a centralized team manage your storage requirements, you wind up with fewer overall hassles as well as the ability to aggregate your available capacity into usable and managed pools.

Resource Management

SRM is finally catching up with us. SRM is more than just tracking and monitoring backup data, however. It’s all about taking all of your data-related needs and managing them from the time the data is generated through the entire lifecycle.

Manage More Data with Less Infrastructure

IBM Storage management

Click here to download the white paper: Using IBM data reduction solutionsto manage more data with lessinfrastructure

This paper addresses the challenge of managing and surviving the tidalwave of data and describes various options available from IBM to deal with the challenge by effectively reducing the amount of data that must be managed.

 

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Unitiv Blog

Unitiv, Inc., is a professional provider of enterprise IT solutions. Unitiv delivers its services from its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, and its regional office in Iselin, New Jersey, USA. Unitiv provides a strategic approach to its service delivery, focusing on three core components: People, Products, and Processes. The People to advise and support customers. The Products to design and build solutions. The Processes to govern and manage post-implementation operations.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settl...
@CloudEXPO and @ExpoDX, two of the most influential technology events in the world, have hosted hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors since our launch 10 years ago. @CloudEXPO and @ExpoDX New York and Silicon Valley provide a full year of face-to-face marketing opportunities for your company. Each sponsorship and exhibit package comes with pre and post-show marketing programs. By sponsoring and exhibiting in New York and Silicon Valley, you reach a full complement of decision makers and buyers in ...
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessio...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
Rodrigo Coutinho is part of OutSystems' founders' team and currently the Head of Product Design. He provides a cross-functional role where he supports Product Management in defining the positioning and direction of the Agile Platform, while at the same time promoting model-based development and new techniques to deliver applications in the cloud.
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
LogRocket helps product teams develop better experiences for users by recording videos of user sessions with logs and network data. It identifies UX problems and reveals the root cause of every bug. LogRocket presents impactful errors on a website, and how to reproduce it. With LogRocket, users can replay problems.
Data Theorem is a leading provider of modern application security. Its core mission is to analyze and secure any modern application anytime, anywhere. The Data Theorem Analyzer Engine continuously scans APIs and mobile applications in search of security flaws and data privacy gaps. Data Theorem products help organizations build safer applications that maximize data security and brand protection. The company has detected more than 300 million application eavesdropping incidents and currently secu...