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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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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®

How technology can help you address six of the biggest challenges and opportunities in a changing environment.
sponsored by Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: IT departments increasingly find themselves confronted with the challenge to overcome the restrictions of ad hoc, incompatible and multi-vendor storage and server environments. In this whitepaper, learn how a flexible approach can help you address six of the biggest challenges and opportunities in a changing business environment.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Fujitsu

Bringing Infinite Scalability to Lustre (Presentation Transcript)
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This presentation transcript examines how you can enable seamless tiered data management with the Lustre platform architecture. Access it now to learn about new Lustre features that allow for virtually limitless scalability and deliver simplified system management and reduced overall cost of storage.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

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.

HP OneView - VMware: Benefits of 3PAR Storage support and vCenter Operations Manager integration
sponsored by HP and VMware
VIDEO: Jeff Carlat from HP Converged Systems and Brent Sullivan from VMware introduce some of the advantages of HP OneView support for 3PAR Storage and the integration with VMware vCenter Operations Manager.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Premiered: 29 Aug 2014

HP and VMware

Modernize Your Data Center with Cisco UCS and Windows Server 2012 R2
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can modernize your data center with Cisco UCS and Windows Server 2012 R2.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

Cisco

Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX Microsoft Fast Track 3.0
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the benefits of Cisco's Unified Computing System and provides the steps necessary to configure a Microsoft Fast Track Small Implementation cloud built on EMC VSPEX, which is built on Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC VNXe technologies.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2013

Cisco Systems, 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.

VDI Storage Toolkit
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: It's easy to underestimate the performance and capacity requirements for VDI storage. Eliminate the risk with this free tool kit from Nimble Storage. Resources include white papers, an on-demand webinar, and two case studies.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Sep 2012

Nimble Storage

Case Study - University of Bristol
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Historic university in England future-proofs their storage by graduating to Nimble's flexible, efficient platform and InfoSight support portal.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Nimble Storage

Case Study - Transform Medical
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Cosmetic surgery company transforms its storage and back-up infrastructure to comply with pending regulations and enhance patient safety.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Nimble Storage

Case Study - sevenP
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: One of The Netherland's most successful hosted application service providers lowers latency on VMware hosts, reduces footprint by 75%, and slashes power consumption by 5x.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Nimble Storage

Case Study - Saunderson House
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Saunderson House Limited leverages Nimble Storage InfoSight to streamline storage management.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Nimble Storage

Case Study - EU Services
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Direct mail marketing company achieves blazing VMware View VDI performance while slashing cost and complexity.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Jun 2012

Nimble Storage

Case Study - Amadeus Capital Partners
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Leading European venture capital firm powers virtualised server estate with Nimble Storage.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Nimble Storage

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.

ESG SMB Storage Trends and How HP Simply StoreIT Solutions Help
sponsored by HP and Intel
WEBCAST: This webcast highlights the challenges SMBs face when it comes to storage for the modern data center. It also gives the details on a set of solutions built to take the stress out of storage without adding budget.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 25, 2014

HP and Intel

Pure Storage FlashArray Datasheet
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Want to learn what all-flash can do for your enterprise? Read on and find out – including what it can do to help you virtualize and consolidate workloads as well as deliver the ultimate virtual desktop experience.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Pure Storage

3D Demos for Server and Storage Products
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
RESOURCE: This resource provides 3D demos for a wide araay of Oracle Server and Storage Products.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2014

Oracle and Intel®

Cost/Benefit Analysis of IBM Virtual Storage Center Compared to EMC Storage Virtualization Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of storage virtualization and compares the costs and benefits of one specific solution.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

IBM

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

Red Hat Storage on the HP Proliant SL4540 Gen8 Server
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn more about scale-out storage, solutions that provide a compelling alternative for serving growing amounts of unstructured data in an approach that scales easily in multiple dimensions.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2014

Red Hat and HP
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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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