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ALSO CALLED: Thin Provisioning, Provisioning
DEFINITION: Fat provisioning (FP) is the conventional storage provisioning model, in which space is allocated beyond current needs, in anticipation of growing need and increased data complexity. As a result, the storage utilization rate is low. Large amounts of storage space are paid for but may never be used. A newer model, known as thin provisioning TP, was developed to optimize the efficient use of available  … 
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Achieving flexible storage scalability: The Case for Enterprise Modular Storage Arrays
sponsored by NEC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: For businesses on a data growth path, the management of storage creates numerous problems, including business disruptions when upgrading and the need for greater availability and scaling flexibility. This paper makes the case for enterprise modular storage arrays to achieve the flexible storage scalability businesses need.
Posted: 21 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Aug 2009

NEC Corporation

Key management strategies for your virtualized environment: Increasing your return on investment (ROI) on virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization helps reduce IT costs and increases business agility. Because of this, virtualization technologies are particularly suited to these economic times. This white paper explores the evolution of virtualization, and then gives practical advice on how virtualization can benefit your organization.
Posted: 22 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Five Reasons Why You Need Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V Now
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores common challenges associated with server virtualization deployments and the ways Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V together with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help organizations maximize the value of server virtualization.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 20 Jul 2009

Citrix

D2D Virtual Tape Library Replication Primer
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: With the introduction of HP Dynamic deduplication and low bandwidth replication (LBR) on HP D2D2500, D2D4000 and D2D4100 Backup Systems, the way data protection can be implemented has been transformed. This whitepaper explains the terminology and concepts behind these technologies and establishes some sizing rules through worked examples.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 | Published: 17 Jul 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Best Practices for Defining and Establishing Effective Archive Retention Policies
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Electronically stored information (ESI) has become a major source of business records, and any organization that uses ESI - from email to word processing to instant messaging - must manage those records. This paper explains best practices for establishing effective archive retention policies.
Posted: 26 Jun 2009 | Published: 30 Jun 2007

Symantec Corporation

SEPATON Architecture: Designed for Data-Intensive Enterprises
sponsored by SEPATON
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the innovative architecture that SEPATON has designed specifically to meet the data protection challenges of data-intensive enterprises while achieving optimal cost savings and measurable ROI.
Posted: 20 May 2009 | Published: 20 May 2009

SEPATON

Streamline Your Storage Usage: 4 Straightforward Ways To True NAS Management
sponsored by Northern Parklife
WHITE PAPER: In a relatively short span of time, Network Attached Storage [NAS] has become a popular, widely implemented technology given its many attractive features and benefits. This whitepaper details four techniques for managing network attached storage, including file management simplification and data access without server intervention.
Posted: 12 Feb 2009 | Published: 12 Feb 2009

Northern Parklife

Virtualize Servers with Microsoft Hyper-V and NetApp
sponsored by NetApp and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft's Hyper-V technology provides a full-featured server virtualization environment that is well suited for Windows and non-Windows environments. This article will help you understand Hyper-V with some guidelines for getting started using the technology in NetApp environments.
Posted: 09 Feb 2009 | Published: 09 Feb 2009

NetApp and Microsoft

IDC Technology Spotlight: Optimizing Storage to Reduce Data Footprint and Lower Costs
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines data deduplication technologies supported by the latest Storage Solutions from HP. Data deduplication is a hot topic in data protection and therefore, also a relevant topic for HP Data Protector software.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Storage Resource Guide - iSCSI SANs : An Affordable Enterprise-Class Alternative
sponsored by EqualLogic UK
WHITE PAPER: iSCSI SANs provide a cost-effective, high-performance storage environment. Download this eGuide, featuring articles from Storage magazine, to learn more about iSCSI storage and the benefits they can deliver for your company.
Posted: 31 Jan 2008 | Published: 31 Jan 2008

EqualLogic UK

Network Appliance and VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 Storage Best Practices
sponsored by Arrow Electronics, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This technical report reviews the best practices for implementing VMware Virtual Infrastructures on Network Appliance fabric-attached storage (FAS) systems.
Posted: 29 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Building a Virtual Infrastructure from Servers to Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This technical report demonstrates how integrating Network Appliance technologies in a virtual infrastructure can solve the unique challenges inherent with ESX deployments in the areas of storage utilization, fault tolerance, and backups.
Posted: 17 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

NetApp

Strategic Storage Consolidation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: One of the most pressing issues facing organizations today is how to store the ever-increasing masses of data and information. Consolidation is a viable solution to this problem. Read this white paper to learn how a strategic approach to consolidat...
Posted: 01 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Storage Resource Guide: iSCSI SANs - An Affordable, Enterprise-class Alternative
sponsored by EqualLogic, created by Storage Magazine
WHITE PAPER: iSCSI SANs provide a cost-effective, high-performance storage environment. Download this eGuide, featuring articles from Storage magazine, to learn more about iSCSI storage and the benefits they can deliver for your company.
Posted: 22 Aug 2007 | Published: 20 Aug 2007

EqualLogic, created by Storage Magazine

Buying Less Storage with NetApp
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Data is constantly growing at exponential rates, but how do you stop this cycle? This white paper looks at how correcting provisioning inefficiencies and eliminating data redundancies through data virtualization tools can enable space-effic...
Posted: 05 Jul 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

NetApp

Thin Provisioning: ESG Storage Innovation Series Focus on 3PAR
sponsored by 3PAR
WHITE PAPER: Thin Provisioning minimizes the cumbersome task of storage provisioning while improving capacity utilization. Is Thin Provisioning a requirement in your data storage environment today? If not you may need to consider it.
Posted: 07 May 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2006

3PAR

Data Center Storage Trends, Challenges, and Solutions
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: While the challenges and priorities of managing a data center continue to evolve, one remains constant: the need to do more with less. This white paper outlines eight key trends and challenges that impact data centers now and in the future.
Posted: 10 Apr 2007 | Published: 25 Jan 2007

NetApp
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STORAGE PROVISIONING DEFINITION (continued): … Fat provisioning (FP) is the conventional storage provisioning model, in which space is allocated beyond current needs, in anticipation of growing need and increased data complexity. As a result, the storage utilization rate is low. Large amounts of storage space are paid for but may never be used. A newer model, known as thin provisioning TP, was developed to optimize the efficient use of available space.
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