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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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Thin Provisioning White Papers (View All Report Types)
 
Driving Down Enterprise Storage TCO with the IBM XIV Storage System
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper explores how the IBM XIV system's unique architecture and approach to storage enable it to accomplish a better bottom line for you and your business.
Posted: 26 Sep 2011 | Published: 26 Sep 2011

IBM

IBM Adds Real-time Compression to Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM just announced that they have added Real-time Compression to the block-only Storwize V7000 storage system. RTC is a cutting-edge technology that allows you to store significantly more data without impacting storage operations or having to buy more hardware. Check out this report by the Clipper Group to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 04 Jun 2012

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

Datacenter Efficiency with Oracle x86 Blade System Solutions
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The integration of Oracle's x86 blade systems, Oracle VM, and Oracle Unified Storage appliances, connected with either Ethernet or InfiniBand fabric services, forms a dynamic and elastic infrastructure-as-a-service solution for private cloud deployments. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 11 Oct 2011

Oracle Corporation

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.

Unified Storage Comparison Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This useful comparative guide will help you understand the current entry-level enterprise unified storage landscape. Read on to compare the benefits of different offerings, and find a solution that meets your current and future storage requirements.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

Tape Storage Upgrade Guide: Modernize Your Storage Infrastructure with the Latest Tape Solutions
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explains the new usage cases for tape storage in the data center. It explains the circumstances that have led to a need for new tape storage technologies and then goes on to explain the benefits of one  suite of solutions.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

Oracle 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

Appleby Improves Stroage Utlization, Simplifies Storage Management and Gains Reliable Disaster Recovery at 50% Lower Cost
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: Appleby, a provider of offshore legal, fiduciary and administration services, needed a disaster recovery solution that would replicate data among its geographically dispersed offices. Read this white paper to learn how they successfully implemented Fluid Data technology.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

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
 
 
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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