Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Storage Resource Management

  • Hiroshi Yoshida
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1342

Synonyms

SRM

Definition

The management of physical and logical storage resources, including storage elements, storage devices, appliances, virtual devices, disk volume, and file resources. In most cases, storage resource management is achieved by software tools which indicate and manage the storage resource utilization in a storage networking environment.

Key Points

When multiple storage devices are connected to a SAN and shared by multiple servers, the space in each device cannot be used uniformly, e.g., one device may be almost full, while another is underutilized. If the storage administrator is unaware of the correct space utilization status, inefficient resource utilization of the whole SAN environment can occur. This may cause unnecessary addition of new storage resources, or additional resources are not installed in time causing business applications to stop due to lack of required storage space.

To indicate and manage storage resource utilization, storage resource management...
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Recommended Reading

  1. 1.
    Storage Network Industry Association. Storage network industry association tutorials. 2014. Available at: http://www.snia.org/education/tutorials/.

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VLSI Design and Education CenterUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Fujitsu LimitedYokohamaJapan

Section editors and affiliations

  • Masaru Kitsuregawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. of Industrial ScienceUniv. of TokyoTokyoJapan