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iDataAgent is a software module that is specific to the data type it manages. iDataAgent can manage multiple instances of the appropriate data type. The use of specific iDataAgents for each data form offers advantages to the management of that data. Because data retention policies are established and managed at the iDataAgent level for client computer, system users can easily implement individual data management strategies that are optimized for the kind of data. In addition, since multiple iDataAgents can reside on a single physical computer, the Galaxy software offers the ability to manage like types of iDataAgents across physical machines, giving users a single unified view of all storage associated with a single application type.