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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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How to Backup and Restore Oracle Database with IBM Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read on to see how a software system is capable of creating point-in-time copies of databases and will greatly simplify management.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

IBM

How to Backup and Restore Oracle Database with IBM Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide deciphers the backup and restore process for native Oracle database solutions in an IBM AIX operating-system environment. Read on to see how a software system is capable of creating point-in-time copies of databases and will greatly simplify management.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2014

IBM

Healthcare Solutions Brief: Healthy Data's at the Heart of Modern Healthcare
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how Nexenta is helping healthcare organizations eliminate data management bottlenecks and deliver cost-effective solutions that are highly scalable for a broad range of end-user needs.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Nexenta

Storage Configuration Guide: Choosing the Right Architecture for the Application and Environment
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes the crucial features of designing a storage system to meet modern demands. Read on to get a better grasp on application and environment requirements so that your storage solution runs efficiently.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Imation Corp.

Converged Storage: Utility Storage - The Ideal Platform for Virtual and Cloud Computing
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: In this IDG Tech Dossier, learn how utility storage makes for massive consolidation, flexibility and scalability, so IT departments can reduce storage infrastructure and lower costs while improving their ability to respond to fast-changing needs of business units.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

HP and Intel

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

Virtual Storage Made Simple
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how your organisation can easily migrate to a cloud-based storage environment—and manage it effectively well into the future. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 12 Jul 2012 | Published: 09 Jul 2012

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

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

XtremIO and XenDesktop for the Best User Experience
sponsored by Citrix and EMC XtremIO
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top 10 mistakes organizations make when it comes to preparing for VDI and explains how an all-flash storage system can help overcome those directly related to storage provisioning.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

Citrix and EMC XtremIO
 
 
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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