Originally posted by: Rick
While a full ILM strategy would be helpful, there are a lot of benefits that can tiered storage can provide before you settle on a full ILM plan. In addition to reducing storage costs, tiered storage can help simplify storage management. IDC suggests that users can start by tiering their applications, putting data for business critical applications on the highest performance storage and data for non-critical applications on lower storage tiers. Use HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager to help define tiers and non-disruptively migrate data to the most appropriate one.