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DEFINITION: Thin provisioning (TP) is a method of optimizing the efficiency with which the available space is utilized in storage area networks (SAN). TP operates by allocating disk storage space in a flexible manner among multiple users, based on the minimum space required by each user at any given time.In the conventional storage provisioning model, also known as fat provisioning (FP), storage space is allocated  … 
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Know Your Limits – Why Workload Profiles are Key to Understanding Storage Performance
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WEBCAST: What if there was a way to put worries about application workloads and I/O profiles to bed, for good? Watch this 451 Research Group webinar to discover a 5-step process on how you can truly understand your workload profiles.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Premiered: Jan 5, 2017, 01:01 EST (06:01 GMT)

Virtual Instruments

Triangulate your Storage Architecture with Intelligent Caching
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WEBCAST: This webcast explores what it takes to reduce storage costs without compromising capacity or performance, by triangulating your storage architecture.
Posted: 28 Sep 2017 | Premiered: May 8, 2017

StorMagic

5 Steps to the Perfect Storage Refresh: An Independent Process for Refreshing Storage
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VIDEO: Today's rapid storage refresh cycle can lead to a myriad of problems, and skyrocketing costs. Inside, learn 5 steps to perfecting the refresh cycle, as well as explore the importance of workload analysis as a part of this cycle.
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Virtual Instruments

A Perfect Fit: IBM XIV & VMware
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
VIDEOCAST: Leveraging virtual storage automates provisioning and optimizes VM storage operations, allowing your business to cost-effectively enhance its storage systems. View this video to learn about a technology solution that enables a smooth storage virtualization.
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2011

VMware, Inc.

EMC VNXe Series for Microsoft Applications
sponsored by EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd.
VIDEOCAST: This video shows the benefits of deploying EMC VNXe series for Microsoft applications. The VNXe series provides simple, efficient, and  affordable unified storage. You just click and go.
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Video: Fluid Data Overview
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WEBCAST: Dell Fluid Data architecture was designed to always put the right data in the right place at the right time. With Fluid Data storage, your data center or cloud will be efficient, agile and resilient, easily adapting to changing business conditions. Watch this 3-minute webcast to learn more.
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IBM Information Lifecycle Management in Regulated Industries
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IBM

Webcast: Imagine a Data Center without SANs: Optimize Cost and Performance for your Data Center with Solid-State Storage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webinar, discover how you can take advantage of new business value as data centers evolve and modernize with revolutionary solid-state storage technologies.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 20, 2014

Symantec Corporation

Optimizing IT Infrastructures for Today’s Workloads
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In this video, industry expert Deepak Advani explains how new analytics tools are changing the IT landscape and how departments can optimize storage capacity to drive technology and business innovations.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 05 May 2013

IBM

Data protection FAQ
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
PODCAST: Watch this expert Podcast to discover how you can confidently manage the explosive data growth and avoid the pitfalls of single server-based backup.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 | Premiered: Aug 12, 2008

Quantum Corporation
 
 
THIN PROVISIONING DEFINITION (continued): … Thin provisioning (TP) is a method of optimizing the efficiency with which the available space is utilized in storage area networks (SAN). TP operates by allocating disk storage space in a flexible manner among multiple users, based on the minimum space required by each user at any given time.In the conventional storage provisioning model, also known as fat provisioning (FP), storage space is allocated beyond current needs, in anticipation of growing need and increased data complexity. As a result, the utilization rate is low. Large amounts of storage space are paid for but may never be used. In TP, these problems are eliminated while keeping overhead low. Added benefits include reduced consumption of electrical energy, smaller hardware space requirements and reduced heat generation compared with traditional networked storage systems.
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