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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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Software-defined Storage Makes Economic Sense
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores what software-defined storage really is and what role it can play in your data center. Read on to learn how to avoid being tricked by hardware vendors who are claiming to deliver "software-defined" storage that is simply more hardware that will eventually need an upgrade.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

DataCore Software Corporation

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.

DataGravity Architecture
sponsored by DataGravity
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a data-aware storage platform that provides integrated data protection, discovery, search, and file analytics within a state-of-the-art primary storage system that doesn't impede production performance.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

DataGravity

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

Top Five Reasons Why Customers Deploy a Flash 1st Strategy on EMC VNX Storage
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the top 5 reasons why customers deploy a FLASH 1st strategy on EMC VNX storage.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

EMC & Arrow

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.

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

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

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

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

40% Savings with Storage as a Service
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This case study tells how one organization was able to improve file access for end-users and save hundreds of thousands of dollars in storage costs by leveraging a Storage-as-a-Service solution.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Nasuni Corporation

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

Enforce Data Management Techniques to Keep Up with Data Growth
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines how unmanaged data is affecting storage infrastructure. It also gives insight from data management guru John Toigo on the changes he sees coming in the world of contemporary data management techniques and practices.
Posted: 23 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Jul 2014

CommVault Systems, 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

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

How to Improve the Performance of Your Virtual Servers
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains the need for storage designed for virtual servers and describes the various techniques that hypervisor-aware storage systems can leverage to improve virtual server performance.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

VMware, Inc.
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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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