Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) consists of the policies, processes, practices, and tools used to align the business value of information with the most appropriate and cost effective IT infrastructure from the time information is conceived through its final disposition.[1]

Information Lifecycle Management Policy[2]#

ILM policy consists of the overarching storage and information policies that drive management processes. Policies are dictated by business goals and drivers. Therefore, policies generally tie into a framework of overall IT governance and management:
  • change control processes
  • requirements for system availability and recovery times
  • service level agreements (SLAs).

Information Lifecycle Management Operational[2]#

Operational aspects of Information Lifecycle Management include and day-to-day processes and procedures necessary to manage a data architecture.

Information Lifecycle Management Infrastructure[2]#

Infrastructure facets of ILM include the logical and physical architectures; the applications dependent upon the storage platforms; security of storage; and data center constraints. Within the application realm, the relationship between applications and the production, test, and development requirements are generally most relevant for ILM.

Information Lifecycle Management Functionality[2]#

For the purposes of business records, there are five phases identified as being part of the lifecycle continuum along with one exception. These are:
  • Creation and Receipt
  • Distribution
  • Use
  • Maintenance
  • Disposition

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