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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 ProvisioningWhite Papers (View All Report Types)
 
Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualized and Flash Optimized
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to discover simplified storage solutions for your flat or decreasing IT budget. Read on to learn about a three-pronged approach to optimizing storage for performance, capacity, and operational efficiency.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

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

3 Reasons to Find Backup and Recovery Built for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of implementing a backup and recovery solution that's built for virtualization when dealing with a virtual environment. It also explains where traditional backup and recovery approaches fall short.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

How Software-Defined Storage Delivers a Better ROI for VDI
sponsored by Citrix and Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn more about the performance and administrative advantages gained from the use of true software-defined storage and how it can exceed the capabilities of legacy storage systems.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

Citrix and Nexenta

How to Wage War on Over-Provisioning
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This short paper examines how one industry-leading storage solution can help you overcome over-provisioning obstacles, eliminate storage complexity and minimize costs in your virtualized environment. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 09 Jul 2013

Tintri

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 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

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

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

School Saves On Hardware with New Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ranked as one of the best schools in the United Kingdom for academic progress, The Westgate School provides secondary education to around 930 full-time students. Check out this short case study to learn how Westgate was able to seamlessly and affordably modernize their storage and server environment and the benefits they now enjoy.
Posted: 28 Oct 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Dell, 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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