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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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Article: How end-to-end services can transform Oracle environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The creation of the Dell Services Oracle Practice builds on the long and successful relationship between Dell and Oracle - a collaboration that can offer significant benefits to organizations running Oracle software on Dell hardware. Read this article for more.
Posted: 27 Apr 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System Evaluation
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Read this Tolly Test Report and how the HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System powered by Intel® Xeon® processors not only integrates with existing Microsoft, Unix, and Linux applications using CIFS and/or NFS, but also enables high-speed connectivity to a host of virtualization platforms, database applications, backup applications and more.
Posted: 16 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

HPE and Intel®

Emprise 9000: Scale-Out Enterprise Controller
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Emprise 9000 is a scale-out, enterprise storage controller that gives customers flexibility to acquire, implement and change storage resources anywhere, anytime within a single management platform. It’s the world’s first high performance, frameless, storage controller for the data center.
Posted: 28 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

Xiotech Corporation

HP P4000 LeftHand SAN Solutions with VMware vSphere Best Practices
sponsored by HPE 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

HPE and Intel®

Datacenter Transformation: New Directions for IT from IDC
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: To meet dynamic business services needs, IT must change the model of its datacenters by incorporating flexible and agile infrastructure and processes that support the cost effective and timely delivery of services. Read this expert Q & A to learn more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2011 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Hitachi Data Systems

Slashing Energy Costs by Improving Storage Efficiency
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines some of the innovative ways in which organizations all around the world are optimizing storage resources to save space, improve performance and reduce energy waste and costs.
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 | Published: 08 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

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

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

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.

Converged Storage: Utility Storage - The Ideal Platform for Virtual and Cloud Computing
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this IDG Tech Dossier, learn how utility storage makes for massive consolidation, flexibility and scalability, so IT departments can reduce storage infrastructure and lower costs while improving their ability to respond to fast-changing needs of business units.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

HPE and Intel®
 
 
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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