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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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Optimizing Virtual Desktops with Dell EqualLogic Unified Storage and VMware View
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Storage Efficiency Best Practices: Tiering and Energy Efficiency
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Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 24 Apr 2012

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Understanding Windows Azure Storage Billing – Bandwidth, Transactions, and Capacity
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PRODUCT LITERATURE: View the helpful blog post to learn how to build the most cost-effective applications using Windows Azure Storage (WAS) by understanding how bandwidth, transactions, and capacity are billed.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 08 Jul 2010

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Windows Azure Storage Abstractions and their Scalability Targets
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TECHNICAL ARTICLE: View this post to learn about the four types of data abstractions that Windows Azure Storage (WAS) offers for applications developers: blobs, tables, queues, and drives. Then learn about how they are partitioned, the URIs for each, and their scalability targets.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 10 May 2010

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Latest Advancements in CDP and Cloud Backup
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WHITE PAPER: In this E-Brief, backup expert Brien Posey explores the latest advancements in backup, continuous data protection, and cloud-based backup to help you evaluate the various strategies available today and determine which is best for your IT environment.
Posted: 24 Apr 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

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Presentation Transcript: A First Look at Storage in Windows Server 8
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, storage expert Brien Posey explores some of the storage features and changes in Windows Server 8. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 02 Apr 2012

Dell and Microsoft

Presentation Transcript: Command Line Storage Provisioning in Windows Server 2008
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript demonstrates step-by-step how to manage Windows from the command line, and particularly how to provision storage. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 02 Apr 2012

Dell and Microsoft

Dell EqualLogic PS Series iSCSI SAN for Server Virtualization
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the current state of virtualization, challenges facing IT teams in expanding its use, and how Dell EqualLogic storage architecture can address these issues.
Posted: 07 Apr 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

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Video: Fluid Data Overview
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Posted: 07 Apr 2012 | Premiered: Apr 7, 2012

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Dell Compellent Storage Center AIX 5.2, 5.3, 6.1 and 7.1
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WHITE PAPER: The full range of AIX supplied utilities such as mirroring, backup, multiple file system types, multipath, boot from SAN and disaster recovery are used with Dell Compellent volumes. Read this comprehensive white paper to fully explore AIX best practices.
Posted: 07 Apr 2012 | Published: 07 Apr 2012

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Thin Provisioning: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide provides an overview of storage thin provisioning, and explores this technology's benefits and potential downsides. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 30 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

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E-Guide: Maximize VMware Storage Efficiency
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, discover strategies for optimizing storage for your VMware environment by leveraging VMware capabilities and other techniques such as thin provisioning, data deduplication, compression and more. Plus, explore storage options for virtual machines such as raw device mappings and VMFS.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 27 Mar 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

HP P4000 LeftHand SAN Solutions with VMware vSphere Best Practices
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WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper provides best practices and configuration guidelines on how to best integrate VMware vSphere® 5.0 with HP P4000 LeftHand SAN Solutions.
Posted: 21 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

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E-Guide: Storage Virtualization: The Missing Link for Greater Capacity Efficiencies
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EGUIDE: Storage virtualization has gained traction in IT departments as an effective means by which to improve utilization for significant cost savings and efficiency gains. Access this resource for expert advice around maintaining capacity efficiencies and savings across virtual environments.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

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Converged Storage: Utility Storage - The Ideal Platform for Virtual and Cloud Computing
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WHITE PAPER: In this IDG Tech Dossier, learn how utility storage makes for massive consolidation, flexibility and scalability, so IT departments can reduce storage infrastructure and lower costs while improving their ability to respond to fast-changing needs of business units.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

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HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System Evaluation
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WHITE PAPER: Read this Tolly Test Report and how the HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System powered by Intel® Xeon® processors not only integrates with existing Microsoft, Unix, and Linux applications using CIFS and/or NFS, but also enables high-speed connectivity to a host of virtualization platforms, database applications, backup applications and more.
Posted: 16 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

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Tip Guide: Top Five Tips for Managing Storage in a Virtual Server Environment
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EGUIDE: Check out this tip guide for 5 best practices to better manage your virtual servers. In this guide you'll learn how to better balance your storage workload, understand the differences between storage for virtualized servers and desktops, learn how to utilize thin provisioning, improve storage utilization and more.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

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The HP 3PAR Architecture ~ Returning Simplicity to IT Infrastructures
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Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

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HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System Data Sheet
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Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

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HP 3PAR Peer Motion Software
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WHITE PAPER: This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of HP 3PAR Peer Motion Software’s distributed volume management with a focus on federated workload balancing, asset management, and thin provisioning. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 06 Feb 2012 | Published: 02 Feb 2012

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Address VDI Storage Challenges with Data Dedupe, NAS Storage Systems
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EGUIDE: VDI storage presents a slew of new challenges to data storage professionals. Read this expert E-Guide to explore how to address VDI storage challenges with data dedupe and NAS systems.
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NetApp FAS2000 Series: Make the Smart Decision About How You Manage Your Resources, Time, and Money
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Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

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3PAR Storage: Tailor-Made for Virtual Infrastructures
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WHITE PAPER: Though businesses have begun virtualizing their non-mission critical applications, major storage challenges have stood in the way of enterprises virtualizing their critical production applications. Find out how block storage solutions tailor-made for virtual infrastructures addresses these issues.
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Posted: 03 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

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NetApp and Vmware Windows Consolidation
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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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