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Conner Storage Systems Group rolled out last week a network data storage management system that automatically migrates unused data off file servers to less expensive storage media where it remains accessible to users.
Modeled after host-based storage systems, Conner's Hierarchical Storage Management System (HSM) software lets IS managers set up rules for storing data according to how frequently it is used. Any file that hasn't been used within a user-defined time period, 30 days for example, will be automatically moved off the file server disk to optical and tape libraries.
Users can set up a third level for data that is used even less frequently. …