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Storage resource management (SRM) is the process of efficiently maximizing a storage area network (SAN). SRM identifies unused or underutilized storage and outdated data for transfer to less expensive media alternatives and streamlines the prediction of future storage requirements.
Data storage media and management costs are on the rise, due to data's steady rate of annual growth (50-100 percent). As a result, organizations are now seeking automated and more effective SRM solutions.
SRM also facilitates the management of network expansion, configuration, events, policies, quotas and storage media. This enhances efficiency, as manual configuration tasks are time-consuming for network administrators (NA).
SRM functions include:
SRM solution providers include Symantec, APTARE, DataCore Software and Northern Parklife. Solutions include stand-alone products or SRM integration as part of larger program suites.