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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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Demystifying storage performance metrics
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: We walk you through the key storage metrics you need to know about, look at how storage array makers present them in their product literature, and how to decode IOPS, latency and read/write performance figures.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Information Governance: Expert Q&A, New Initiatives and Digital Drive
sponsored by Globanet Veritas
EGUIDE: This e-guide contains a Q&A that discusses how compliance and information governance programs can partner up to secure the funding required to meet both their objectives. Learn about new information governance initiatives and how new tech is driving digital information governance.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 27 Sep 2016

Globanet Veritas

The Role of Storage for Today's Mid-Sized Workloads
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: Storage virtualization's high-performance and affordability is the best at meeting mid-size and enterprise needs. Access this paper to find out the top 6 requirements for mid-size storage, and learn how effective one storage virtualization solution is at tackling mid-sized workload requirements.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

IBM

Enterprise Features Required By All-Flash Array Vendors
sponsored by TechData - EMC
EGUIDE: As all-flash arrays move out from niche storage performance systems to mainstream storage systems that must handle a wide variety of workloads, certain enterprise features are now becoming an essential service that vendors must provide. Hear from industry expert, George Crump, as he dives into these essential features.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

TechData - EMC

The Business Value of Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: Explore a modern software-defined storage solution (SDS) that combines all available server resources to create a large pool of virtual shared storage. Discover how this SDS architecture can enable your enterprise to boost capacity planning, minimize the frequency of app downtime, automate the provisioning of storage, and more.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Dell EMC

Storage Efficiencies with Hyper-V at the Virtual and Physical Layer
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Storage tools are important because of the efficiencies they offer, but if you're too afraid of the risks associated with them to fully explore their capabilities, then what good are they? Access this white paper now for an in-depth look at several powerful storage tools and learn how to mitigate their associated risks.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Veeam Software

Five Important Questions to Ask Before You Renew with Your Existing Backup Software
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the five questions every storage professional needs to ask themselves before making a decision about their data backup. Read on to weigh costs, performance and more as you decide the future of your backup.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

Commvault

What Facebook and Google Taught Enterprise IT
sponsored by Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: In the following resource, learn how data-driven businesses like Facebook and Google are leveraging software defined storage to overcome the challenge of massive data growth, and the benefits that accompany this strategy.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

Dell EMC

Why Tintri for VDI
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a comparison of conventional storage strategies versus storage systems specifically designed for virtualized environments. Download now and you'll examine a storage platform built to optimize your VDI projects.
Posted: 09 Jun 2015 | Published: 09 Jun 2015

Tintri

A guide to storage and virtualisation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Virtualisation brings benefits to the datacentre, but it also brings big changes to storage provisioning and management. We look at the key challenges and how to deal with them.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Features to Weigh When Choosing an All-flash Array
sponsored by SearchSolidStateStorage.com
EBOOK: Our handbook on all-flash arrays offers criteria to consider when making a purchasing decision, such as the core features the array offers, how those features are delivered, scale-up vs. scale-out architecture and more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 20 Jan 2015


Almost Time for SSD Flash Storage to be Used with Object Storage
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses how SSD could increase object storage performance by as much as 100 times what it delivers today without compromising scalability or durability. Learn how to get more out of your object storage.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 05 Dec 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

CW Europe – Forecast: Cloudy with Dry Spells
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In Europe cloud is restricted and hybrid setups make use of local compute and storage.
Posted: 09 Feb 2016 | Published: 08 Feb 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Eight Steps to Building an Ideal Blade-Based Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise 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 Enterprise and Intel ®

Info-Tech: Vendor Landscape Content and Email Archiving
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to evaluate the top 11 competitors in the data archiving market. Download now and learn how to build an archive program right for your organization as well as gain invaluable advice on which solutions are most appropriate for particular use cases and scenarios.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Commvault

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 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.

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®

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

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

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

Tape Storage Upgrade Guide: Modernize Your Storage Infrastructure with the Latest Tape Solutions
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explains the new usage cases for tape storage in the data center. It explains the circumstances that have led to a need for new tape storage technologies and then goes on to explain the benefits of one  suite of solutions.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

Oracle and Intel®

Learn How to Store 5x More Data in the Same Space
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This slide show talks about the challenges that organizations are facing due to explosive data growth. It also talks about an efficient, virtualized, flash-optimized storage solution that delivers 5x more storage without tying up additional space.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CDW and IBM

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS and RainStor with Hadoop for Efficient Big Data Management
sponsored by RainStor Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many enterprises rely on Hadoop to manage and analyze large volumes of data, and as such, they are looking to deploy the right architecture to optimize compute and storage requirements. The traditional approach is running Hadoop on DAS -- but is there a better way?
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

RainStor Inc.

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
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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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