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ALSO CALLED: Thin Provisioning, Provisioning
DEFINITION: Fat provisioning (FP) is the conventional storage provisioning model, in which space is allocated beyond current needs, in anticipation of growing need and increased data complexity. As a result, the storage utilization rate is low. Large amounts of storage space are paid for but may never be used. A newer model, known as thin provisioning TP, was developed to optimize the efficient use of available  … 
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Managed Software-Defined Storage by ServerCentral and Nexenta
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: After evaluating a number of software-defined storage options, ServerCentral finally found a system that could adapt to dynamic storage demands without the need to re-architect their storage infrastructure. Find out more about this system inside.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Nexenta

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

NexentaStor ZFS Performance Guide
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines all the necessary knowledge needed for sizing storage nodes with NexentaStor.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Nexenta

NexentaStor Unified Storage at Top 10 Global Financial Firms Case Study
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines a comprehensive, long-term storage strategy that uses data dispersion, compression and thin-provisioning to address data storage issues in the financial industry head on.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Nexenta

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 thin provisioning space reclamation using the IBM XIV Storage System IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the simplicity in which Information IT teams can take advantage of substantial data capacity savings using combined IBM XIV and Microsoft improvements which include the introduction of the Windows Server 2012 Data Deduplication feature.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Running a Major U.S. County on IBM XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: One of the largest counties in the eastern United States realized that it was buying too much capacity for IOPS and sought a high performing, cost-efficient, easy-to-manage storage system. Read on with this case study to discover the next steps the county took to obtain the space to store and protect all of its citizen data.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2013

IBM

Infographic: The Rise of the Protection Storage Architecture
sponsored by EMC Corporation
RESOURCE: This infographic depicts the benefits of data protection storage architectures, which help to eliminate silos, consolidate data protection, and drive services-oriented business models.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

EMC Corporation

Redbook: Faster DB2 Performance with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: I/O performance is critical to DB2 operations. How about a system that provides low latency of approximately 25 microseconds write time and 110 microseconds read time? Explore this resource to discover how this system will immediately increase I/O performance, while reducing costs for power, cooling and administration.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

IBM

Business Waits less with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: This collection of white papers and videos shows why IBM FlashSystem has helped organizations reach their customers faster and gain business insights quicker while reducing operational costs
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

IBM

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 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

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

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reference Architecture
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to get all the details on deploying an SQL Server on a Flash Array including volume layout, storage provisioning, host connectivity, and backup and recovery.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Pure Storage

The New Currency of Business: Getting Big Value out of Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper introduces you to a storage platform designed to meet the demands generated by exponential data growth while minimizing the number of resources and time needed to manage it.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

IBM

Eight Steps to Building an HP BladeSystem
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited 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 Limited and Intel ®

A Technical Demo of the EMC Isilon Hadoop Analytics Solution
sponsored by EMC
WEBCAST: This webinar features a discussion and technical demo of how the EMC Isilon big data solution utilizes Hadoop analytics technologies to help organizations manage growing amounts of big data without becoming overburdened by complexity or running up costs.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Nov 13, 2014

EMC

Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX End User Computing for 2,000 VMware View 5.1.2 Users
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document reports the results of a study evaluating the scalability of VMware View 5.1 environment on Cisco UCS B-Series B200 M3 Blade Servers running VMware ESXi 5.1 hypervisor software connected to an EMC VNX 5500 Storage Array.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Choice, Performance and Agility at any Scale
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Today's data centers require more than what legacy servers can provide. It's time to deliver a new level of IT flexibility for both traditional and emerging applications. Access this white paper to learn how next generation PowerEdge servers from Dell allow you to accelerate application performance, improve efficiency, increase automation and more
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Expand Your Horizon for VDI and DaaS
sponsored by VMware
VIDEO: This video discusses how using a hybrid-cloud model to deploy your virtual desktop infrastructure can help organizations provide an optimized end-user experience without having to make heavy investments in new storage hardware and space.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 30 Jun 2014

VMware

Designing Flash Optimized Storage Systems
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.

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.

Hospital enhances care with cloud-based image archiving
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This case study explains how Good Samaritan Hospital was deployed a hybrid cloud solution that combined on-site storage with cloud-based archiving to deliver the ideal mix of performance and cost-effectiveness.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell and VMware

3 Reasons to Find Backup and Recovery Built for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of implementing a backup and recovery solution that's built for virtualization when dealing with a virtual environment. It also explains where traditional backup and recovery approaches fall short.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

VMware

ESG: Optimizing Storage Infrastructures for Better Data Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report documents the results of ESP Lab hands-on testing of the IBM Storwize V7000 Midrange Disk System. It focuses on the powerful enterprise-class features and functionality offered by the platform, including heterogeneous storage virtualization, thing provisioning, and more.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

What to Look For In a Backup Solution to Deliver Improved Business Continuity
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This expert guide provides advice on how organizations can find a backup solution that can improve business continuity capabilities and prevent against data loss.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Datto, Inc.

Server and System Administrators Challenged to Keep up with Enterprise Storage Explosion
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of a software-defined storage approach that can help unify and simplify the storage environment with familiar building blocks and keep up with growing capacity demands.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat
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STORAGE PROVISIONING DEFINITION (continued): … Fat provisioning (FP) is the conventional storage provisioning model, in which space is allocated beyond current needs, in anticipation of growing need and increased data complexity. As a result, the storage utilization rate is low. Large amounts of storage space are paid for but may never be used. A newer model, known as thin provisioning TP, was developed to optimize the efficient use of available space.
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