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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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Implementing Multi-Tenanted Storage for Service Providers
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a cost-effective, scalable storage platform for cloud storage services. Discover how this platform can enable your organization to deliver a multi-tenant hosting solution with storage provisioning and management capabilities and with the freedom of choice of using hardware that meets your customers' needs.
Posted: 12 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Cloudian

Hot Data Storage Technologies for 2016
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RESOURCE: Participate in our research program around Primary Storage Optimization and get immediate access to our December 2015 issue of Storage Magazine. Discover a full range of storage topics, including a list of the hot storage technologies for 2016, expert advice on architecting storage for VDI, top tips for disaster preparedness, and more.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

TechTarget

Redefining the Economics of Enterprise Storage Today and Tomorrow
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a storage solution that integrates flash optimization, data placement, and storage efficiency techniques into one storage architecture. Discover how this infrastructure can enable your enterprise to leverage your current storage investments and offer easy capacity expansion and reduced overprovisioning.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Flash Without Downtime
sponsored by SolidFire
RESOURCE CENTER: In the following exclusive resource, hear from George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland as he gives insight into how scale-out flash storage can enable a storage environment without downtime. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Published: 21 Mar 2016

SolidFire

Scale-Out Storage Simplifies Planning
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RESOURCE CENTER: Access the following expert resource to learn how scale-out storage can help businesses allocate and purchase the right amount of storage capacity. View now and learn what makes scale-out different from other options like scale-up.
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Published: 21 Mar 2016

SolidFire

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

What Facebook and Google Taught Enterprise IT
sponsored by 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

EMC

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

Info-Tech: Vendor Landscape Content and Email Archiving
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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

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 ®

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
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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
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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

Case Study - Pental
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

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

Enhanced Data Protection for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
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: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

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
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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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