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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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Optimizing Virtual Desktops with Dell EqualLogic Unified Storage and VMware View
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The combined strengths of Dell EqualLogic and VMware can deliver significant benefits for VDI implementations. Integration of DellEqualLogic with VMware vSphere and VMware View can help your organization achieve optimal VDI performance. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 22 Feb 2012 | Published: 22 Feb 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Making the Right Storage Choices: 10 Must-Ask Questions
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Whether you are consolidating your storage, trying to improve application performance, or looking to get the most out of your databases, it’s important to ask the right questions. This quick guide will arm you with the questions you need to consider when reviewing your storage strategy.
Posted: 10 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

Implementing Cloud Storage Metrics to Improve IT Efficiency and Capacity Management
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Storage capacity utilization metrics provide a framework you can use to analyze and manage SAN storage use across a diverse IT environment. Check out this white paper to explore how capacity metrics can help your organization with efficiency, capacity management, and risk management.
Posted: 22 May 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Intel

Adopt a Unified Approach to Data Management
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper explains why unified storage management solutions are best for today and tomorrow's data avalanches.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 01 Apr 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

Latest Advancements in CDP and Cloud Backup
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this E-Brief, backup expert Brien Posey explores the latest advancements in backup, continuous data protection, and cloud-based backup to help you evaluate the various strategies available today and determine which is best for your IT environment.
Posted: 24 Apr 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

Dell Software

Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI SAN for Server Virtualization
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the current state of virtualization, challenges facing IT teams in expanding its use, and how Dell EqualLogic storage architecture can address these issues.
Posted: 07 Apr 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Dell, Inc.

Dell Compellent Storage Center AIX 5.2, 5.3, 6.1 and 7.1
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The full range of AIX supplied utilities such as mirroring, backup, multiple file system types, multipath, boot from SAN and disaster recovery are used with Dell Compellent volumes. Read this comprehensive white paper to fully explore AIX best practices.
Posted: 07 Apr 2012 | Published: 07 Apr 2012

Dell, Inc.

HP P4000 LeftHand SAN Solutions with VMware vSphere Best Practices
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper provides best practices and configuration guidelines on how to best integrate VMware vSphere® 5.0 with HP P4000 LeftHand SAN Solutions.
Posted: 21 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

HP and Intel

Converged Storage: Utility Storage - The Ideal Platform for Virtual and Cloud Computing
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: In this IDG Tech Dossier, learn how utility storage makes for massive consolidation, flexibility and scalability, so IT departments can reduce storage infrastructure and lower costs while improving their ability to respond to fast-changing needs of business units.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

HP and Intel

HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System Evaluation
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Read this Tolly Test Report and how the HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System powered by Intel® Xeon® processors not only integrates with existing Microsoft, Unix, and Linux applications using CIFS and/or NFS, but also enables high-speed connectivity to a host of virtualization platforms, database applications, backup applications and more.
Posted: 16 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

HP and Intel

The HP 3PAR Architecture ~ Returning Simplicity to IT Infrastructures
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Industry-leading software solutions provide unique benefits that make any cloud more agile and efficient while ensuring secure segregation of user groups and applications.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

HP and Intel

HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System Data Sheet
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: In this datasheet you will find a in-depth look into the HP X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems. A view into the key features and benefits that set this unit apart from the rest of those in the market.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

HP and Intel

HP 3PAR Peer Motion Software
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard
WHITE PAPER: This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of HP 3PAR Peer Motion Software’s distributed volume management with a focus on federated workload balancing, asset management, and thin provisioning. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 06 Feb 2012 | Published: 02 Feb 2012

Hewlett-Packard

NetApp FAS2000 Series: Make the Smart Decision About How You Manage Your Resources, Time, and Money
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Managing server and application sprawl on a shoestring budget? The NetApp FAS2000 series is not only affordable but provides a more powerful platform than other systems in its class. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

NetApp

3PAR Storage: Tailor-Made for Virtual Infrastructures
sponsored by HPM Networks
WHITE PAPER: Though businesses have begun virtualizing their non-mission critical applications, major storage challenges have stood in the way of enterprises virtualizing their critical production applications. Find out how block storage solutions tailor-made for virtual infrastructures addresses these issues.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

HPM Networks

Consolidate and Virtualize Your Windows Environment with NetApp and Vmware
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: NetApp and VMware have teamed up to create a joint solution to help you consolidate and virtualize your existing Microsoft applications environment, thereby helping reduce your infrastructure costs by up to 50% and protecting all your applications with best-in-class availability.
Posted: 03 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

NetApp

NetApp and Vmware Windows Consolidation
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Using a combination of VMware and NetApp you can create a unified and comprehensive solution that simplifies your entire Windows environment— applications, data, and infrastructure— enabling you to easily achieve your IT goals. Read this white paper now to learn more.
Posted: 03 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

NetApp

City of Eden Prairie Runs on NetApp to Protect Critical 24x7 Services with Dollar-Saving Efficiency
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: The city of Eden Prairie needed to implement storage to complement VMware efficiencies and boost performance and availability for critical city services. This brief white paper details how the city successfully implemented  NetApp for cost-saving efficiencies plus 24x7 availability of police and fire applications. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 03 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

NetApp

CARCO Delivers Higher Customer Satisfaction and Saves $1 Million with NetApp
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Holtsville, New York-based CARCO Group Inc. and its three divisions provide investigative, fraud detection, and risk mitigation services to large corporations, producing more than two million reports each year. This case study explores how CARCO deployed NetApp unified storage to support their virtualized infrastructure and file workloads.
Posted: 30 Dec 2011 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

NetApp

Driving Down Enterprise Storage TCO with the IBM XIV Storage System
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: An independent study by ITG has found that the IBM XIV can save an organization 69% on TCO over a 3 year period. This white paper explains how the system’s unique architecture enable it to accomplish this feat.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011 | Published: 29 Nov 2011

IBM

Protecting Vital Business Interests with a Simplified Storage Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Data growth and regulatory requirements have made backup, recovery, and archiving critical aspects of enterprise operations. Dell Services experts can assess how effectively an information infrastructure is getting the job done and deploy integrated, best-of-breed storage solutions to help ensure the safety and recoverability of critical data.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 15 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc.

Dell Fluid Data Helps BioWare Stay Ahead of the Game
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: BioWare, a leading developer of console, PC and online role-playing games, is keenly aware of how critical data can be to the bottom line. The company implemented a data center virtualization solution based on the Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN with Dell Fluid Data technology and VMware server virtualization software. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011

Dell Compellent

Ben-Gurion University Improves Storage Efficiency by 65% - 83%
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Real-time Compression Appliances enabled Ben-Gurion university to reduce its storage management requirements and drive efficient utilization of its storage-on-demand services by 65% to 83%. Read this brief case study to learn more.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Oct 2011

IBM

Forrester Consulting Study - The Total Economic Impact of IBM’s Real-Time Compression Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In October 2010, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment enterprises may realise by deploying IBM’s Real-time Compression solution. Read this case study to learn the results.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Oct 2011

IBM

Improving Storage Efficiencies with Data Deduplication and Compression
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The Hybrid Storage Pool architecture is a unique way to integrated flash-based SSDs into the storage system, providing for higher performance and lower power consumption compared with traditional approaches. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 11 Oct 2011

Oracle Corporation
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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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