Sunday, February 12, 2012

Storage Management and FSRM

File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) is a new suite of storage management tools in Windows Server 2008 R2.

There are many challenging aspects to storage management:

  • Some organizations have growth requirements anywhere from 60-100 percent per year
  • Critical data must always be available
  • Organizations must comply with regulatory requirements
  • The amount of storage-intensive apps on the market has increased
  • How to determine existing storage capacity and usage trends
  • How to determine whether usage supports organizational goals
  • Defining and implementing storage policies
  • Adjusting policies such as restricting employee personal file storage as capacity needs grow

How do we address capacity and storage management?