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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)
 
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

NetApp FAS2000 Series: Make the Smart Decision About How You Manage Your Resources, Time, and Money
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Managing server and application sprawl on a shoestring budget? The NetApp FAS2000 series is not only affordable but provides a more powerful platform than other systems in its class. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

NetApp

What to Look For In a Backup Solution to Deliver Improved Business Continuity
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This expert guide provides tips on building a holistic backup solution that protects your business from potentially devastating downtime, no matter what the cause. Access now to learn how you can implement a successful business continuity plan and give your enterprise a competitive edge.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Datto, Inc.

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

Converged Storage: Utility Storage - The Ideal Platform for Virtual and Cloud Computing
sponsored by HPE 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

HPE and Intel®

Top Reasons to Deploy a Storage Hypervisor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this 2-page white paper to explore how new state-of-the-art hypervisors can help your organization seamlessly deploy storage virtualization.
Posted: 16 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

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

DataStream Architecture
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get an exclusive look at one vendor's storage system design that achieves performance and scale through common and narrow low-level interfaces to MicroArrays.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

Coho Data

Implementing Cloud Storage Metrics to Improve IT Efficiency and Capacity Management
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Storage capacity utilization metrics provide a framework you can use to analyze and manage SAN storage use across a diverse IT environment. Check out this white paper to explore how capacity metrics can help your organization with efficiency, capacity management, and risk management.
Posted: 22 May 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Intel

IBM FlashSystem V840 Enterprise Performance Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of a solution that combines the unique capabilities of flash storage and software-defined storage. By combining the easy management of software-definied storage with the scalable performance of flash, organizations can easily meet their growing storage requirements.
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

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.
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