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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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31% of storage pros choose Dell for flash/SSDs*
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: View this 1-page resource to see why 31% of storage pros choose this top vendor for flash/SSD deployment.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

Dell India

New Features Enable Cost-effective, Efficient Compression
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how next-gen, real-time compression is changing the game by offering a robust, efficient, and cost-effective optimization solution. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX End User Computing for 2,000 VMware View 5.1.2 Users
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document reports the results of a study evaluating the scalability of VMware View 5.1 environment on Cisco UCS B-Series B200 M3 Blade Servers running VMware ESXi 5.1 hypervisor software connected to an EMC VNX 5500 Storage Array.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The SSD Landscape
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: The aim of this report was to understand the new wave of interest inSSDs by analyzing: SSD workload applications, types of SSD deployments and motives for IT environments to deploy SSDs.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Coho Data

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

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

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

DataStream 1000 from Coho Data
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper highlights one vendor's solution to configure and deliver bottleneck-free private cloud storage. How, you say? With software-defined storage that is distributed across both the network switch and the commodity server back-end storage.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Coho Data

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

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS and RainStor with Hadoop for Efficient Big Data Management
sponsored by RainStor Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many enterprises rely on Hadoop to manage and analyze large volumes of data, and as such, they are looking to deploy the right architecture to optimize compute and storage requirements. The traditional approach is running Hadoop on DAS -- but is there a better way?
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

RainStor Inc.
 
 
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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