hierarchical storage management


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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.
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TELECOMWORLDWIRE-16 October 2000-UniTree launches Linux-based hierarchical storage management software (C)1994-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Hierarchical storage management is based on rules that the client supplies, which will be unique to the facility size and needs, regarding the type, aging or location of files.
Most vendors in this space either focus on data protection (back-up and hierarchical storage management), data availability (replication and high-end clustering) or volume management, according to Cooper.
Acquisition of a computer infrastructure with the following generic requirements: Tape storage with a minimum gross capacity of 9pb with compression (4.5pb without compression), Together with an hsm (hierarchical storage management) system that performs the automatic data migration between the disk storage and tape storage system.
The system is integrated with Tedial Hierarchical Storage Management and Media Asset Management, as well Pebble Beach automation.
SGI DMF will provide the hierarchical storage management system required to handle the organisation's large-scale and active archives and will allow transparent access to end users for critical climate research, SGI said.
While hierarchical storage management (HSM) systems share the ability to move data between storage devices or media, the optimisation of CSM systems for managing digital media has given these models added functionality in supporting efficient workflows.
2004 marked the 30th anniversary of hierarchical storage management (HSM).
According to IDC, companies worldwide spent 45% of their storage software cash on back-up software (covering back-up, recovery, archiving, and related hierarchical storage management) in the first quarter of 2003.
* If hierarchical storage management (HSM) software has been installed in the computing environment, the migration of data from primary to other media can or may occur automatically, without human intervention, as this functionality usually exists in this class of software.
Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) is a solution to data management.
The VSM is primarily designed to offload hierarchical storage management from mainframes and puts it on an Iceberg array equipped with in* house developed HSM software and StorageTek tape drives; eventually, the company will enhance the VSM to support Unix and NT servers as well.

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