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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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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

The Tod Point Group: IBM Storwize V7000 for VMWare Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified storage system, combined with powerful management software from IBM Tivoli, provides an ideal complement to VMware vSphere deployments by providing a highly virtualized storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific needs of virtual server environments. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

The Tod Point Group: Storage for Oracle 11g
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified storage system, combined with powerful management software such as Easy Tier for enhancing database performance and remote mirroring capabilities for disaster recovery protection, delivers a storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific Oracle 11g needs.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

NetApp FAS2000 Series: Make the Smart Decision About How You Manage Your Resources, Time, and Money
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Managing server and application sprawl on a shoestring budget? The NetApp FAS2000 series is not only affordable but provides a more powerful platform than other systems in its class. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

NetApp

HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System Evaluation
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Corporate
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® Corporate

Forrester Consulting Study - The Total Economic Impact of IBM’s Real-Time Compression Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In October 2010, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment enterprises may realise by deploying IBM’s Real-time Compression solution. Read this case study to learn the results.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Oct 2011

IBM

EMC XtremIO Executive Overview
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a solution that provides a 100 percent flash-based scale-out storage array that will help control the cost, deliver scalability and optimize efficiency  of flash storage.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

EMC & Arrow

City of Eden Prairie Runs on NetApp to Protect Critical 24x7 Services with Dollar-Saving Efficiency
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: The city of Eden Prairie needed to implement storage to complement VMware efficiencies and boost performance and availability for critical city services. This brief white paper details how the city successfully implemented  NetApp for cost-saving efficiencies plus 24x7 availability of police and fire applications. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 03 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

NetApp

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

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
 
 
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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