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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 Software Features and Benefits

Significant cost savings for long-term records storage with Amazon S3 Glacier

The Alfresco Content Connector for Amazon S3 Glacier allows customers to leverage the leading storage service for infrequently accessed data. Dramatically reduce storage costs compared to on-premises solutions—and still get extensive security features to meet regulatory and compliance requirements for archiving.

  • Dramatically reduce storage costs by up to 70% with the Alfresco Content Connector for Amazon S3 Glacier
  • Make a range of use cases dramatically less expensive to support through integration with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) solutions for long-term, durable and secure storage solutions, depending upon your needs
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Reduce storage costs by up to 70% with the Alfresco Content Connector for Amazon S3 Glacier
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Programmatic management of the content lifecycle

  • Programmatically manage the lifecycle of content based on factors including content age, version number, or frequency of access
  • Manage the information lifecycle with Alfresco Governance Services by using rules, metadata, and AI
programmatically manage content lifecycle

Capture advantages of a modern Enterprise Content Management (ECM) System

  • Achieve faster time to value and lower TCO for your ECM and BPM projects with Alfresco and Amazon Web Services
  • Scale your storage resources to meet fluctuating demands
  • Get the only modern platform that is fully optimized for AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) deployment
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Information Lifecycle Management FAQ

What is Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)?

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.

Why is Information Lifecycle Management important?

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.

How is Information Lifecycle Management different from Records Management?

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.

How can Alfresco help with information lifecycle management?

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.

What are Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier?

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.

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