Information Lifecycle Management
Cost-effective administration of the content lifecycle
from creation to final destruction or archive
Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) ensures that records are available until they destroyed or archived. Alfresco Governance Services lets enterprises store records and information easily and cost-effectively throughout the lifecycle while maintaining security features to meet regulatory and compliance requirements.
Predetermined rules can automatically send content or records to a deeper class of storage based on predefined rules—such as number of versions, specified timeframe, or other parameter. With Alfresco Content Connector for Amazon S3 Glacier, companies can dramatically decrease long-term storage costs for records that are infrequently accessed, archived or used as backup.
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Information Lifecycle Management FAQ
Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) refers to strategies for administering storage systems on computing devices. ILM aims to ensure that storage, where files are physically located, is appropriate for the business requirements.
Storing content can be a costly business. Good Information Lifecycle Management procedures can help reduce these costs by ensuring that companies only retain critical business content and storing that content on the most appropriate medium for the business purpose.
Records Management is about managing, securing and, ultimately, deleting content to ensure compliance with strict government or industry regulations. Information Lifecycle Management is about optimizing how and where this content is stored.
Alfresco Governance Services combines both Records Management and Information Lifecycle Management in a single solution to help organizations ensure compliance and better manage content storage—potentially reducing storage costs. By utilizing Alfresco’s AI services and sophisticated rules engine, content storage can be automatically optimized for business needs, cost savings and compliance.
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a scalable, high-speed, web-based cloud storage service designed for online backup and archiving of data and applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon S3 offers a range of storage classes. Among these are Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access (S3 Standard-IA), and Amazon S3 Glacier, for long-term archive.