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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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Case Study - EU Services
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Direct mail marketing company achieves blazing VMware View VDI performance while slashing cost and complexity.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Jun 2012

Nimble Storage

The Value of Off-Site Data Protection Services
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes an off-site data protection service that can keep electronic media secure while providing efficient retrieval with the help of high-specification service elements for magnetic, optical and solid-state media.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2014

Iron Mountain

Case Study - Amadeus Capital Partners
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Leading European venture capital firm powers virtualised server estate with Nimble Storage.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Nimble Storage

Software Defined Storage - The Missing Link for Cloud and the Software Defined Datacenter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides the results from the Enterprise Management Associates research and analyzes the pain points when it comes to implementing cloud and an innovative software that can enhance VMware environments for increased cloud ROI.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 02 Apr 2013

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 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

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

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

Enhanced Data Protection 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.
 
 
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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