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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)
 
Storage Efficiencies with Hyper-V at the Virtual and Physical Layer
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Storage tools are important because of the efficiencies they offer, but if you're too afraid of the risks associated with them to fully explore their capabilities, then what good are they? Access this white paper now for an in-depth look at several powerful storage tools and learn how to mitigate their associated risks.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Veeam Software

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

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.

EMC XtremIO Executive Overview
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a solution that provides a 100 percent flash-based scale-out storage array that will help control the cost, deliver scalability and optimize efficiency  of flash storage.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

EMC & Arrow

Top 10 Reasons Why Customers Deploy Virtualized Microsoft Applications on EMC VNX
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides an overview of the specific reasons customers choose to deploy Microsoft applications with VMware vSphere Essentials on EMC's VNXe storage solution.
Posted: 23 Jun 2011 | Published: 23 Jun 2011

EMC Corporation

Server and System Administrators Challenged to Keep up with Enterprise Storage Explosion
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of a software-defined storage approach that can help unify and simplify the storage environment with familiar building blocks and keep up with growing capacity demands.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

Maximize Your IT with All-Flash Storage
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the budgetary issues that face storage pros and how they are managing today's soaring data growth.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

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

HP Thin Technologies A Competitive Comparison
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource looks at thin provisioning technology from the major storage vendors in today's marketplace.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

AdvizeX Technologies

Doubling VM Density with HP 3PAR Storage
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise
 
 
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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