Data lifecycle management, DLM is a set of strategies that are established to manage and control storage systems of computer peripherals. This happens by finding the viable compromise between the medium quality and the value of the recorded information.
The goals of DLM is to implement a strategy according to policy in order to exercise control over the flow of information and data. It is connected to information lifecycle management methodologies to guarantee the passing on of data via a particular set of stages. The three main goals of DLM is to ensure: integrity, availability and confidentiality of information systems.