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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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Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of storage virtualization and compares the costs and benefits of one specific solution.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

Pure Storage FlashArray Datasheet
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Want to learn what all-flash can do for your enterprise? Read on and find out – including what it can do to help you virtualize and consolidate workloads as well as deliver the ultimate virtual desktop experience.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Pure Storage

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

IBM Storwize V7000 vs. EMC VNX5500: Which Storage Solution Reigns Supreme?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the results of a study that compared the IBM Storwize V7000 and EMC VNX5500 in terms of block-based storage and operational expenses.
Posted: 15 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Forrester Total Economic Impact Study of IBM Storwize V7000
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In June 2011, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential ROI that enterprises may realize by deploying Storwize V7000. Read this white paper to learn the results.
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

IBM XIV Storage: Impressive Real World Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper examines and analyzes the real world performance and operational value of IBM's XIV storage system. Inside, learn from end-user interviews about the high-end performance abilities of this storage system through 3 noteworthy insights from the research to date.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

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

Symantec Enterprise Vault
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this short white paper to see how you can bring your archives up to speed so that you can reduce costs, ensure you're in compliance, and make backup and recovery a breeze.
Posted: 07 Sep 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Symantec Corporation

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.

XtremIO and XenDesktop for the Best User Experience
sponsored by Citrix and EMC XtremIO
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top 10 mistakes organizations make when it comes to preparing for VDI and explains how an all-flash storage system can help overcome those directly related to storage provisioning.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

Citrix and EMC XtremIO
 
 
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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