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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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Edison: Competitive Management Cost Study: IBM Storwize V7000 vs. EMC VNX5500 Storage Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the results of a recent study in comparing the cost, complexity and ease-of-use of the IBM Storwize V7000 and the EMC VNX5500. Read now to learn the results.
Posted: 30 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Optimizing Storage Performance, Availability and Utilization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper explores the 4 key capabilities your organization needs to meet today's storage requirements, and how to seamlessly acquire them. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

IBM

The Tod Point Group: IBM Storwize V7000 in an Exchange Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified storage system, combined with powerful management software from IBM Tivoli, provides an ideal complement to Exchange 2010 deployments by providing a highly virtualized storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific needs of Exchange 2010 environments.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

The Tod Point Group: IBM Storwize V7000 for VMWare Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified storage system, combined with powerful management software from IBM Tivoli, provides an ideal complement to VMware vSphere deployments by providing a highly virtualized storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific needs of virtual server environments. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

IBM Adds Real-time Compression to Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Why should your data center deploy Storwize V7000 with Real-time Compression? From an economic standpoint, Storwize V7000 provides the financial benefits you need to meet the growing storage requirements within the limits of a constrained budget. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 04 Jun 2012

IBM

ESG: Storage Virtualization Offerings from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With flat or declining budgets, all organizations have been asked to "do more with less," and while budgets are beginning to recover, the need for efficiency does not dissipate. Check out this ESG case study to explore test results of IBM'storage virtualizaton offerings.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

IBM

The Tod Point Group: Storage for Oracle 11g
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified storage system, combined with powerful management software such as Easy Tier for enhancing database performance and remote mirroring capabilities for disaster recovery protection, delivers a storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific Oracle 11g needs.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

The Relevance & Value of a Storage Hypervisor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: ESG asked senior IT professionals in enterprise and midmarket organizations in North America and Western Europe to identify the most important considerations for justifying IT investments in 2009-2011. Read now to learn the results.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Top Reasons to Deploy a Storage Hypervisor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this 2-page white paper to explore how new state-of-the-art hypervisors can help your organization seamlessly deploy storage virtualization.
Posted: 16 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Doubling VM Density with HP 3PAR Storage
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the storage challenges that typically hamper the proper functioning of a virtual infrastructure and compromise VM density. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 13 Jul 2012 | Published: 09 Jul 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP's Get Virtual Guarantee Program
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: You need to maximize server virtualization efficiency, and doing so depends on choosing the right storage architecture. Check out this 2-page white paper to learn how.
Posted: 13 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Virtual Storage Made Simple
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how your organisation can easily migrate to a cloud-based storage environment—and manage it effectively well into the future. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 12 Jul 2012 | Published: 09 Jul 2012

IBM

Accelerate Your Journey to the Cloud
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: You need a virtualization solution that’s simple to buy, deploy and manage, and that actually delivers the promised lower costs and increase efficiency benefits.  Check out this short white paper to learn more.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

EMC & Arrow

10 Ways to Stretch your Storage Budgets in Virtualized, Consolidated Environments
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: There are a number of best practices emerging to help storage administrators get a handle on runaway storage and control the budget. Check out this must-read expert e-guide to learn more.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

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

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®

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
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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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