SRM feature check list

Posted on July 01, 2000

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Before you commit your entire Web storage to an e-storage service, make sure it has built these storage resource management (SRM) features into its storage infrastructure. Together, these SRM features provide a bulletproof environment for managing the availability and integrity of your Web storage, as well as optimizing storage capacity for maximum performance.

  • easily locating what storage hardware (such as physical disks) and software (such as remote backup applications) exist within the organization
  • knowing how much capacity is being used at any time and tracking capacity usage to forecast future storage requirements
  • monitoring and configuring a disk subsystem among multiple servers on different platforms and detecting and correcting (both locally and remotely) hardware and software problems, such as excessive I/O loads
  • automating the procedure for physical movement of outboard data applications, such as data warehousing, or for moving from one storage media to another, such as disk to optical
  • providing central, real-time alert notification of errors in a network, such as a hard drive failure, and maintaining a record of these problems
  • monitoring on-site and off-site tape, optical, or other media
  • ongoing view of application, server, and subsystem performance to spot problems
  • specifying rules or policies for managing hardware, files, users, schedules and media


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