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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)
 
Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN & Vmware View 1,000 Desktop Reference Architecture
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: An efficient storage solution is integral to a successful VDI implementation. With a Fluid Data architecture and integrated software features such as Automated Tiered Storage, Thin Provisioning, Continuous Snapshots and Remote Replication, the Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN proves to be a highly effective storage option for VMware View.
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011

Dell Compellent

EMC VNX Virtual Provisioning
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is intended for IT planners, storage architects, administrators, and others involved in evaluating, managing, operating, or designing VNX storage systems.
Posted: 06 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Oct 2011

EMC

IBM XIV® Storage System Model 2810 40,000 Mailbox Resiliency Exchange 2010 Storage Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This analysis provides information on the IBM XIV 2810 Storage System storage solution for Microsoft Exchange Server, based the Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program.
Posted: 22 Aug 2011 | Published: 22 Aug 2011

IBM

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

The Tod Point Group: IBM Storwize V7000 in an Exchange Environment
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 Exchange 2010 deployments by providing a highly virtualized storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific needs of Exchange 2010 environments.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

The Relevance and Value of a "Storage Hypervisor"
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This ESG lab report delves into the relevance and value of a Storage Hypervisor, and focuses on what users need to get started when building and implementing this technology. Discover market dynamics driving more organization implementations toward a Storage Hypervisor strategy.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

IBM

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

E-Guide: Storage Tuned for Virtual Environments
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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 Enterprise

Dell Compellent Storage Center AIX 5.2, 5.3, 6.1 and 7.1
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The full range of AIX supplied utilities such as mirroring, backup, multiple file system types, multipath, boot from SAN and disaster recovery are used with Dell Compellent volumes. Read this comprehensive white paper to fully explore AIX best practices.
Posted: 07 Apr 2012 | Published: 07 Apr 2012

DellEMC and Intel®

3PAR Storage: Tailor-Made for Virtual Infrastructures
sponsored by HPM Networks
WHITE PAPER: Though businesses have begun virtualizing their non-mission critical applications, major storage challenges have stood in the way of enterprises virtualizing their critical production applications. Find out how block storage solutions tailor-made for virtual infrastructures addresses these issues.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

HPM Networks
 
 
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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