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]

History[edit]

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 included functions such as storage area network (SAN) management.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SearchStorage.com Definitions. “What is storage resource management.” Retrieved September 9, 2009.