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