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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)
 
Blue Skies for your Cloud with IBM XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on storage as an essential cornerstone to a private cloud environment and proposes the key elements to successful implementation. It describes the IBM XIV Storage System as a highly strategic general purpose storage solution for private cloud environments.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011 | Published: 29 Nov 2011

IBM

Are your storage arrays getting maximum efficiency?
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive white paper, you will discover how your existing storage arrays can benefit from advanced efficiency technologies including thin provisioning, cloning, replication, deduplication, and data compression.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

The SSD Landscape
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: The aim of this report was to understand the new wave of interest inSSDs by analyzing: SSD workload applications, types of SSD deployments and motives for IT environments to deploy SSDs.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Coho Data

HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for Virtualization Brochure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn about navigating to the storage solution that’s right for your virtualization needs. Inside, you’ll learn about the steps you need to take based on your current virtualization experience or situation.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

DataStream 1000 from Coho Data
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper highlights one vendor's solution to configure and deliver bottleneck-free private cloud storage. How, you say? With software-defined storage that is distributed across both the network switch and the commodity server back-end storage.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Coho Data

Technical Computing Benefits with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why high performance computing (HPC) systems generate and consume massive amounts of data that are hungry for high storage performance, and explores the technical computing benefits offered from a major vendor's comprehensive flash portfolio.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

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

Latest Advancements in CDP and Cloud Backup
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this E-Brief, backup expert Brien Posey explores the latest advancements in backup, continuous data protection, and cloud-based backup to help you evaluate the various strategies available today and determine which is best for your IT environment.
Posted: 24 Apr 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

Dell Software

How to store unstructured data on a structured budget
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shines light on survey responses, success stories, and the key characteristics that an unstructured data storage solution should have.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Quantum Corporation

The Relevance & Value of a Storage Hypervisor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: ESG asked senior IT professionals in enterprise and midmarket organizations in North America and Western Europe to identify the most important considerations for justifying IT investments in 2009-2011. Read now to learn the results.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

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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