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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)
 
Designing Flash Optimized Storage Systems: Implementing an Effective Hybrid Approach
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the different flash technologies that are available today. It also examines the benefits of a three-tiered storage array that provides a very low cost high performance hybrid storage platform. Read more to learn about how you can improve the performance of your storage today.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 08 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Dell Fluid Data Helps BioWare Stay Ahead of the Game
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: BioWare, a leading developer of console, PC and online role-playing games, is keenly aware of how critical data can be to the bottom line. The company implemented a data center virtualization solution based on the Dell Compellent Storage Center SAN with Dell Fluid Data technology and VMware server virtualization software. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011

Dell Compellent

HP 3PAR Peer Motion Software
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard
WHITE PAPER: This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of HP 3PAR Peer Motion Software’s distributed volume management with a focus on federated workload balancing, asset management, and thin provisioning. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 06 Feb 2012 | Published: 02 Feb 2012

Hewlett-Packard

Extreme Storage Performance Equals Extreme Business Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide acknowledges the extreme performance that solid-state flash storage systems can deliver, and points out that flash scales further and faster than hard disk drives.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

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

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

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

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®

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

The Value of Off-Site Data Protection Services
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes an off-site data protection service that can keep electronic media secure while providing efficient retrieval with the help of high-specification service elements for magnetic, optical and solid-state media.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2014

Iron Mountain
 
 
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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