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The demand for storage will continue to grow. Endless amounts of data are being created driving greater storage capacity requirements and price improvements. That same data must be classified and moved into various tiers of storage to facilitate cost-effective implementations. Information lifecycle management (ILM) offers a set of practices and tools for managing the classification and movement of data in alignment with service-level and cost-of-ownership objectives. For ILM to deliver real end-user value, the storage infrastructure has to provide a foundation that can host the necessary tools and processes. Present day storage infrastructures fall short of providing this foundation because of inherent limitations that include decentralized management, disconnected SAN islands, and inefficient use of storage resources. Intelligent storage infrastructures address the... (more)