hierarchical storage management


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

hierarchical storage management

[¦hī·ər¦är·kə·kəl ′stȯr·ij ‚man·ij·mənt]
(computer science)
A method of managing large amounts of data in which files are assigned to various storage media based on how soon or how frequently they will be needed.
References in periodicals archive ?
ArchiveXtender (ArcX) is part of LEGATO's industry-leading family of intelligent data management (IDM) solutions, delivering data migration, hierarchical storage management (HSM), archive and extended protection for heterogeneous, open systems environments.
Today, IT organizations are hard-pressed to differentiate between hierarchical storage management (HSM) and file lifecycle management.
DX 2000 -- a Windows-based hierarchical storage management (HSM) application within LEGATO's suite of Intelligent Data Management solutions -- automatically moves infrequently accessed data to more cost-effective storage, maintaining transparent access to the user and associated applications.
K-PAR Archiving Software, an international developer and distributor of archival storage management software to the open systems and network storage markets, announced support for the new Sony 23GB Professional Disc for DATA(TM) drive and media technology with their flagship Archimedia hierarchical storage management software product.
Because DataMigrator retains transparent end user access to information, it reduces training and administration normally associated with implementing some hierarchical storage management strategies.

Full browser ?