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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)
 
Accelerate Your Journey to the Cloud
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: You need a virtualization solution that’s simple to buy, deploy and manage, and that actually delivers the promised lower costs and increase efficiency benefits.  Check out this short white paper to learn more.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

EMC & Arrow

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

Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI SAN for Server Virtualization
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the current state of virtualization, challenges facing IT teams in expanding its use, and how Dell EqualLogic storage architecture can address these issues.
Posted: 07 Apr 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Dell, Inc.

How Software-Defined Storage Delivers a Better ROI for VDI
sponsored by Citrix and Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn more about the performance and administrative advantages gained from the use of true software-defined storage and how it can exceed the capabilities of legacy storage systems.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

Citrix and Nexenta

Implementing Cloud Storage Metrics to Improve IT Efficiency and Capacity Management
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Storage capacity utilization metrics provide a framework you can use to analyze and manage SAN storage use across a diverse IT environment. Check out this white paper to explore how capacity metrics can help your organization with efficiency, capacity management, and risk management.
Posted: 22 May 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Intel

HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System Data Sheet
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this datasheet you will find a in-depth look into the HP X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems. A view into the key features and benefits that set this unit apart from the rest of those in the market.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

HPE and Intel®

Driving Down Enterprise Storage TCO with the IBM XIV Storage System
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive white paper explores how the IBM XIV system's unique architecture and approach to storage enable it to accomplish a better bottom line for you and your business.
Posted: 26 Sep 2011 | Published: 26 Sep 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

IBM Adds Real-time Compression to Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM just announced that they have added Real-time Compression to the block-only Storwize V7000 storage system. RTC is a cutting-edge technology that allows you to store significantly more data without impacting storage operations or having to buy more hardware. Check out this report by the Clipper Group to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 04 Jun 2012

IBM

The Value of Off-Site Data Protection Services
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes an off-site data protection service that can keep electronic media secure while providing efficient retrieval with the help of high-specification service elements for magnetic, optical and solid-state media.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2014

Iron Mountain
 
 
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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