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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)
 
Answering the Call for Storage Performance in the Telecom Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a large vendor's storage system that allows your "hot" data to be served quickly – satisfying your customers with the best user experience while freeing up your processors for other value-added features to stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Driving performance with IBM XIV Storage System Gen3
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With thousands of systems deployed across various industries and applications, the IBM XIV Storage System is widely recognized by users and analysts alike for its ability to provide consistent high performance in environments characterized by high data growth. Check out this short white paper to learn more.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 | Published: 28 Jun 2012

IBM

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

Consolidate and Virtualize Your Windows Environment with NetApp and Vmware
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: NetApp and VMware have teamed up to create a joint solution to help you consolidate and virtualize your existing Microsoft applications environment, thereby helping reduce your infrastructure costs by up to 50% and protecting all your applications with best-in-class availability.
Posted: 03 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

NetApp

Saving Time and Money with Savvy Use of Flash in Automated Storage Tiering
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper explores storage technologies that leverage the performance power of flash with storage optimization to provide improved storage and data management efficiency, increased application performance, reduced storage infrastructure costs and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

EMC Corporation

Tape Storage Upgrade Guide: Modernize Your Storage Infrastructure with the Latest Tape Solutions
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explains the new usage cases for tape storage in the data center. It explains the circumstances that have led to a need for new tape storage technologies and then goes on to explain the benefits of one  suite of solutions.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

Oracle and Intel®

Unified Storage Comparison Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This useful comparative guide will help you understand the current entry-level enterprise unified storage landscape. Read on to compare the benefits of different offerings, and find a solution that meets your current and future storage requirements.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

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

Slashing Energy Costs by Improving Storage Efficiency
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines some of the innovative ways in which organizations all around the world are optimizing storage resources to save space, improve performance and reduce energy waste and costs.
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 | Published: 08 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

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
 
 
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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