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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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Altering IT Capabilities with Solid-State Storage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies 4 major challenges with solid-state storage implementation, and Taneja Group offers recommendations for tackling these challenges.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Symantec Corporation

Best Practices for Optimizing Flash Media Performance in Embedded Applications
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the need for optimizations to take place during the system design process, and highlights best practices for embedded system designers.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

HGST

The HP 3PAR Architecture ~ Returning Simplicity to IT Infrastructures
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Industry-leading software solutions provide unique benefits that make any cloud more agile and efficient while ensuring secure segregation of user groups and applications.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

HP and Intel

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

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

How to Wage War on Over-Provisioning
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This short paper examines how one industry-leading storage solution can help you overcome over-provisioning obstacles, eliminate storage complexity and minimize costs in your virtualized environment. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 09 Jul 2013

Tintri

E-Guide: Storage Tuned for Virtual Environments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Check out this SearchStorage.com E-Guide to hear all about this technology update from HP and what the experts have to say.
Posted: 24 Aug 2011 | Published: 24 Aug 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

CARCO Delivers Higher Customer Satisfaction and Saves $1 Million with NetApp
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Holtsville, New York-based CARCO Group Inc. and its three divisions provide investigative, fraud detection, and risk mitigation services to large corporations, producing more than two million reports each year. This case study explores how CARCO deployed NetApp unified storage to support their virtualized infrastructure and file workloads.
Posted: 30 Dec 2011 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

NetApp

The Multiple Facets of Data Center Transformation
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: To solve the dilemma of meeting both data growth and budgetary ultimatums, IT must be agile. This paper examines the four rubrics of data center transformation: virtualization, automation, cloud-readiness and sustainability.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

HP's Get Virtual Guarantee Program
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: You need to maximize server virtualization efficiency, and doing so depends on choosing the right storage architecture. Check out this 2-page white paper to learn how.
Posted: 13 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company
 
 
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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