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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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Achieving Extreme VDI Scalability with Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by Citrix and Sanbolic
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how implementing an SDS strategy with flash storage will help you realize the benefits of VDI while lowering the cost of ownership for the greatest return on your investment.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

Citrix and Sanbolic

Recoveriescorp Goes Green with Nimble Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: This case study shows how one organization was able to implement a solution from Nimble Storage that allowed them to reduce the high costs of storage acquisition and management, minimize power consumption, and gain the ability to rapidly scale performance and capacity.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Nimble Storage

Pental Bases New IT Strategy on the Right Data Storage to Accommodate Business Growth
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: This case study describes how one organization faced business growth and increased IT demands with a new approach to storage that delivered reduced complexities and space savings as well as increased efficiency and easy management.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Nimble Storage

Driving Organizational Transformation
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights what's driving organizational transformation and the development of big data. It focuses on EMC Isilon, an industry-leading, scale-out NAS solution.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

EMC & Arrow

How Software-Defined Storage Delivers a Better ROI for VDI
sponsored by Citrix and Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn more about the performance and administrative advantages gained from the use of true software-defined storage and how it can exceed the capabilities of legacy storage systems.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

Citrix and Nexenta

GreenBytes VDI Storage Optimization Getting More with Less
sponsored by Citrix and GreenBytes
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, you’ll discover how you can get over 100 IOPS per user at the SSD speed users expect – all at the cost of conventional disk drives and without overprovisioning capacity.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

Citrix and GreenBytes

Camberwell Grammar School Optimises their Desktop Virtualisation Project withHybrid Data Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This case study shows how one school was able to implement a Nimble Storage solution in order to reduce physical storage space, compress data, and save disk space via thin provisioning.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Sep 2012

Nimble Storage

Extreme Storage Performance Equals Extreme Business Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide acknowledges the extreme performance that solid-state flash storage systems can deliver, and points out that flash scales further and faster than hard disk drives.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

IBM

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: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

IBM

Storage Switzerland: All-flash Needs End to End Storage Efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the need for end to end storage efficiency in all-flash systems – the ability of a system to focus first on hardware and then leverage a software-defined platform is a solid approach.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Gain Extreme Performance in Data Storage
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video depicts how a top flash system delivers extreme performance across servers, software, apps, and storage.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 07 Oct 2013

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: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

IBM

FlashSystem 840: Macro Efficiency video
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video highlights how IBM FlashSystem 840 allows organizations to gain greater efficiency to deploy new services and consolidate to reduce facilities costs.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 15 Jan 2014

IBM

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: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Enterprise SSD - More Than Just a New Kind of Hard Drive
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper explores the pros and cons of NAND flash technology, and explains the need for creating SSDs with enterprise-class features, endurance and performance to meet the demands of the heavy data center workloads.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

HGST

XtremIO and XenDesktop for the Best User Experience
sponsored by Citrix and EMC XtremIO
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top 10 mistakes organizations make when it comes to preparing for VDI and explains how an all-flash storage system can help overcome those directly related to storage provisioning.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

Citrix and EMC XtremIO

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 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 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: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

IBM XIV Storage: Impressive Real World Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper examines and analyzes the real world performance and operational value of IBM's XIV storage system. Inside, learn from end-user interviews about the high-end performance abilities of this storage system through 3 noteworthy insights from the research to date.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Best Practices for Optimizing Flash Media Performance in Embedded Applications
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the need for optimizations to take place during the system design process, and highlights best practices for embedded system designers.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

HGST

Technical Computing Benefits with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why high performance computing (HPC) systems generate and consume massive amounts of data that are hungry for high storage performance, and explores the technical computing benefits offered from a major vendor's comprehensive flash portfolio.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

How to Backup and Restore Oracle Database with IBM Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide deciphers the backup and restore process for native Oracle database solutions in an IBM AIX operating-system environment. Read on to see how a software system is capable of creating point-in-time copies of databases and will greatly simplify management.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2014

IBM

IBM Storwize V3700 Entry Disk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The new IBM Storwize V3700 delivers efficient, entry-level configurations specifically designed to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses, and offers advanced software capabilities usually found in more expensive systems. Read now to see if the Storwize V3700 would be conducive to your small or medium-size business.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Jan 2014

IBM

Addressing the Small and Midsized Business Storage Challenge
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases an entry-level disk storage system designed with capabilities that offer efficiency and flexibility through built-in thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage. Find out how this solution addresses block storage requirements of SMBs at an affordable price point.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2012

IBM

Essential Guide: Best Practices for Storage for Virtual Environments
sponsored by CDW and IBM
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this e-guide, experts discuss the top 5 tips and best practices for getting around these obstacles and effectively managing data in a virtual server environment.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

CDW and IBM
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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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