IT Management  >   Systems Operations  >   Storage Management  >  

Thin Provisioning

RSS Feed    Add to Google    Add to My Yahoo!
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  … 
Definition continues below.
Thin Provisioning White Papers (View All Report Types)
 
Deploying Scale-out Storage with Red Hat and Lenovo System X Servers
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper introduces a storage system that offers massive scalability, high performance, and volume economics for storage of all kinds of unstructured data. Read on to see why this system is ideal for web content repositories, big data analytics, security analytics, virtualization storage, and more.
Posted: 08 Dec 2015 | Published: 08 Dec 2015

Red Hat

CNBC Interview: Maximizing Storage to Save Costs
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore one leading vendor's storage solution that can help you deal with today's deluge of data and save you money by doing more with less. Access this now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 09 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Eight Steps to Building an Ideal Blade-Based Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Intel ®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the eight steps required to properly build your ideal BladeSystem infrastructure solution.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Intel ®

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

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

HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for Virtualization Brochure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn about navigating to the storage solution that’s right for your virtualization needs. Inside, you’ll learn about the steps you need to take based on your current virtualization experience or situation.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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

How to store unstructured data on a structured budget
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shines light on survey responses, success stories, and the key characteristics that an unstructured data storage solution should have.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Quantum Corporation

HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System Data Sheet
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this datasheet you will find a in-depth look into the HP X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems. A view into the key features and benefits that set this unit apart from the rest of those in the market.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

HPE and Intel®

Learn How to Store 5x More Data in the Same Space
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This slide show talks about the challenges that organizations are facing due to explosive data growth. It also talks about an efficient, virtualized, flash-optimized storage solution that delivers 5x more storage without tying up additional space.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CDW and IBM
 
 
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.
Thin Provisioning definition sponsored by SearchStorage.com, powered by WhatIs.com an online computer dictionary

About TechTarget:

TechTarget provides enterprise IT professionals with the information they need to perform their jobs - from developing strategy, to making cost-effective IT purchase decisions and managing their organizations' IT projects - with its network of technology-specific Web sites, events and magazines

All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2000 - 2016, TechTarget | Read our Privacy Statement