Encyclopedia of Database Systems

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

Information Lifecycle Management

  • Hiroshi YoshidaEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1341




Information lifecycle management is the activity of storing data in the most appropriate storage infrastructure, according to the business value of that data as it changes over time. The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) defines Information Lifecycle management as follows:

The policies, processes, practices, services and tools used to align the business value of information with the most appropriate and cost-effective infrastructure from the time when information is created through its final disposition. Information is aligned with business requirements through management policies and service levels associated with applications, metadata and data.

Key Points

The business value of information varies during its lifecycle, e.g., from the time when information is created through to its final disposition. Considering the varying business value of information, it is necessary to provide cost-effective storage infrastructure which meets the requirements...

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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/.

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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