Storage Resource Management

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In computing, storage resource management (SRM) involves optimizing the efficiency and speed with which a storage area network (SAN) utilizes available drive space.[1]

Data growth averages around 50% to 100% per year.[citation needed] Organisations face rising hardware-costs and the increased costs of managing their storage. Storage professionals who face out-of-control data-growth are looking at SRM to help them navigate the storage environment.[citation needed] SRM identifies underutilized capacity, identifies old or non-critical data that could be moved to less-expensive storage, and helps predict future capacity requirements.[citation needed]

SRM evolved beyond quota management. As of 2012 it includes functions such as storage area network (SAN) management.

Examples of SRM include:

  • NetApp OnCommand Insight (OCI[2] - formerly known as Onaro SANScreen). Customers[which?] world-wide have been using OnCommand Insight for ~ 13 years now[when?] to manage their heterogeneous storage environments. OnCommand Insight helps large enterprise-customers manage capacity, performance, forecasting, and multi-tenant billing in traditional and cloud environments. Operations teams use Insight for their day-to-day storage operations and to manage risk associated with managing mission-critical storage environments. With a flexible and massively scalable architecture,[citation needed] Insight brings the best of traditional resource management features[citation needed] along with the ability to monitor, report on and bill in private cloud, hybrid-IT and rapidly transforming storage environments.[citation needed]
  • Symantec
  • Northern Parklife
  • IBM (Tivoli Storage Productivity Center)
  • EMC Corporation
  • SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor
  • Visual Storage Intelligence®[1]


  1. ^ Definitions. “What is storage resource management.” Retrieved September 9, 2009.
  2. ^ Preimesberger, Chris (2015-11-18). "Cirba Connects to EMC ViPR to Fix Storage Inefficiencies". eWeek. QuinStreet Inc. ISSN 1530-6283. Retrieved 2016-02-11. The new connection to EMC adds to Cirba's existing support for storage resources managed by NetApp OnCommand Insight (OCI), which was announced in August.