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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)
 
Trust and Transparency: The Role of Infrastructure Analytics in a Productive Partnership Between IT and the Business
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC white paper, learn how infrastructure performance management (IPM) tools can help provide transparency into storage capacity and performance. Then read on to learn about one vendors IPM offering which is based on a DevOps platform to provide offer real-time analysis of data across all SAN and NAS storage.
Posted: 14 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Virtual Instruments

Getting Great Performance In The Cloud
sponsored by Zadara Storage
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn about a new architecture created to help you balance cloud storage availability by providing multi-tenant infrastructure to ensure predictable app performance, privacy, and customization.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 17 Jul 2017

Zadara Storage

Optimal storage for end-to-end virtualization with VMware
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this two-pager to learn about a virtualized storage architecture that has proven to be a great fit for VMware environments and discover its perks, like improved storage visibility and automation, game-changing ease of management, optimal performance with VMware and more!
Posted: 15 Mar 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

IBM

Optimizing Storage Performance, Availability and Utilization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper explores the 4 key capabilities your organization needs to meet today's storage requirements, and how to seamlessly acquire them. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

IBM

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

School Saves On Hardware with New Infrastructure
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
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

DellEMC and Intel®

Maximize Operational Efficiency in a Tiered Storage Environment
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore how combining two storage tiering technologies can help you reduce costs through self-optimized use of storage tiers, eliminate manual data classification, achieve space efficiency through thin provisioning and much more. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

Driving Down Enterprise Storage TCO with the IBM XIV Storage System
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: An independent study by ITG has found that the IBM XIV can save an organization 69% on TCO over a 3 year period. This white paper explains how the system’s unique architecture enable it to accomplish this feat.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011 | Published: 29 Nov 2011

IBM

6 Questions to Ask About Your Data Storage-Emily Wojcik byline for ILTA Peer to Peer Magazine
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: In this quick 1-page article, 6 questions are provided to help hash out what data is necessary to store, and what will only add clutter. Read on to discover how your organization can reduce long-term storage costs and improve records management by simply asking the right questions.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Commvault

It's Who You Know: CDW + IBM Data Center
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper highlights the people, products, and plan of a joint vendor to raise your data center to the top of its game. Discover how they have pinpointed the needs of storage pros to provide focused resources, technical specialization, and of course, optimal experience.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

CDW and IBM
 
 
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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