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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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Case Study: Orlando Magic Score a Performance Slam Dunk with Dell Compellent SAN
sponsored by Dell Compellent
CASE STUDY: To support these data-intensive applications, the Orlando Magic needed a storage area network (SAN) with I/O performance fast enough to play and stream both standard and high-definition (HD) video. Read this case study to see their solution.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011

Dell Compellent

Article: How end-to-end services can transform Oracle environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The creation of the Dell Services Oracle Practice builds on the long and successful relationship between Dell and Oracle - a collaboration that can offer significant benefits to organizations running Oracle software on Dell hardware. Read this article for more.
Posted: 27 Apr 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Tennis Australia scores big with IBM® XIV® Storage Systems
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: With the pressure and exposure of major international tournaments, Tennis Australia had a compelling need for reliable, easy-to-manage storage that could scale quickly. IBM served up their XIV Storage System, which dramatically reduced downtime, cut costs, and simplified storage management. Read this case study for more.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

IBM

Xtium Provisions Tier-1 Apps and Virtual Desktops 30 Times Faster with Dell EqualLogic and VMware vSphere 4.1
sponsored by Dell and VMware
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn about Xtium's upgrade to Dell EqualLogic Firmware 5.0 which enabled the use of thin clones—thin-provisioned, writeable copies of data volumes—and leveraged direct integration with their VMware vSphere 4.1 environment with vStorage APIs.
Posted: 25 Feb 2011 | Published: 25 Feb 2011

Dell and VMware

EMC VNXe Series for Microsoft Applications
sponsored by EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd.
VIDEOCAST: This video shows the benefits of deploying EMC VNXe series for Microsoft applications. The VNXe series provides simple, efficient, and  affordable unified storage. You just click and go.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Premiered: Feb 14, 2011

EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd.

Storage Usability a Critical Requirement for IT in Small and Medium-sized Businesses and Remote Offices
sponsored by EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd.
ANALYST REPORT: In today’s challenging business environment a more highly optimized approach to IT sprawl is required and reducing storage complexity is a major hurdle. EMC’s new VNXe series storage system in conjunction with the company’s Unisphere storage management are designed to improve “usability” in storage solutions for SMBs.
Posted: 11 Feb 2011 | Published: 11 Feb 2011

EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd.

Emprise 9000: Scale-Out Enterprise Controller
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Emprise 9000 is a scale-out, enterprise storage controller that gives customers flexibility to acquire, implement and change storage resources anywhere, anytime within a single management platform. It’s the world’s first high performance, frameless, storage controller for the data center.
Posted: 28 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

Xiotech Corporation

Understanding Architectural Priorities Inside Government Clouds
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: Not since the advent of the Internet has a technological concept achieved more attention than cloud computing. AMD’s server platform technology is uniquely tuned to address critical government requirements for reducing costs, simplifying operations and raising energy efficiency in server price/performance. 
Posted: 25 Jan 2011 | Published: 25 Jan 2011

AMD

Datacenter Transformation: New Directions for IT
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
ANALYST BRIEF: The following report contains answers to 5 crucial data center questions posed by Hitachi Data Systems to Benjamin S. Woo, program vice president of IDC's Worldwide Storage Systems research, on behalf of Hitachi Data Systems' customers.
Posted: 21 Dec 2010 | Published: 20 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

Lloyds Banking Group
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Following the integration between Lloyds TSB and HBOS in 2009, the newly formed Lloyds Banking Group emerged as the UK’s largest retail bank. Read this white paper to learn how they used virtualisation to ensure its Wholesale Markets and Treasury and Trading (WMTT) department could operate at an enterprise level.
Posted: 09 Dec 2010 | Published: 09 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

E-Guide: Backing up Your Virtual Server
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: Backing up virtual machines is tougher than you think; and the fact of the matter is it’s not a straightforward process! This guide will walk you through how to determine which method is best for your storage requirement.
Posted: 06 Dec 2010 | Published: 06 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

Virtualization eGuide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
EGUIDE: 76 of the Fortune 100 trust their data to Hitachi Data Systems, shouldn’t you? The following e-guide showcases how easy it can be to implement virtualization, tiered storage and software to deliver significant economic benefits to the organization.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

Calculate Your Savings with the Dynamic Provisioning Savings Calculator
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Provisioning storage from a virtual pool not only reduces administration costs by cutting the time to provision new storage, but also improves application availability by reducing the downtime needed for storage provisioning. Enter a few details about your storage environment to calculate your potential savings now.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

The Multiple Facets of Data Center Transformation
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: To solve the dilemma of meeting both data growth and budgetary ultimatums, IT must be agile. This paper examines the four rubrics of data center transformation: virtualization, automation, cloud-readiness and sustainability.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

Economic Impact of Virtualization at Overstock.com
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
CASE STUDY: To adeptly meet new business conditions and reduce total cost of ownership, Overstock.com recently implemented a virtualized, multitiered storage solution. Read this case study to learn about the dramatic cost reductions and operational efficiencies Overstock.com has realized.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

The Top Five Reasons to Deploy HP Storage Replication/Deduplication Technology
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EDITORIAL RESOURCE GUIDE: Hewlett-Packard’s StorageWorks platform is a full suite of products that enables organizations of all sizes – including small businesses and mid-sized firms to take advantage of affordable, advanced replication and deduplication storage technologies.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 08 Oct 2010

HP & Intel®

Getronics Reduces Time to Market from as Long as Four Weeks to a Few Hours with IBM Software
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Getronics, a computer service company, needed to decrease the amount of time it took to build new hosted services for their clients. Read this case study to see how IBM helped reduce implementation times for new services from four weeks to just a few hours.
Posted: 24 Sep 2010 | Published: 22 Jan 2010

IBM

Presentation Transcript: Templates and Thin Provisioning - Compelling Business and Technology Drivers for Server Virtualization
sponsored by VMware and Intel
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this transcript of a brief demo and video where Mike Laverick covers: Templates, thin virtual disks, how to create new virtual machines with vSphere, as well as how to make a virtual disk be thin-provisioned.
Posted: 03 Sep 2010 | Published: 03 Sep 2010

VMware and Intel

Oracle Solaris ZFS
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
DATA SHEET: Oracle Solaris ZFS offers a dramatic advance in data management with an innovative approach to data integrity, near-zero administration, and a welcome integration of file system and volume management capabilities. Read this data sheet to learn more!
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 26 Aug 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Risk Never Sleeps: Managing Risk in an Uncertain World
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: IT professionals are increasingly responsible for doing more than just provisioning servers and maintaining applications – they are core players in the risk management process. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

SunGard Availability Services

Solid State Disks and Storage Tiering
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Because SSD storage is expensive, organizations want to be sure of its benefits before making an investment. Read this article to learn if SSD storage and automated tiering are right for you.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 03 Mar 2010

Dell, Inc.

Storage Magazine: July-August 2010
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: To realize the full benefits of vSphere, you need networked storage. And when it comes to virtualized servers, iSCSI is viewed as the top choice over Fibre Channel. In this month's cover story, Eric Siebert goes under the hood of VMware vSphere to show you how to make iSCSI work for virtual machines plus other essential and informative articles.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

SearchStorage.com

Fluid Data Storage: A How To Guide - Intelligent storage automation for IT administrators
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: SANs are frequently difficult to set up and configure, requiring a lot of effort to perform necessary tasks. This paper explains how a Fluid Data architecture can make life as a storage admin much easier.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 24 Feb 2010

Dell Compellent

Introduction to using VMware vSphere with Dell/EMC Unified Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document provides a detailed overview of using EMC Celerra with VMware vSphere 4. VMware vSphere is an infrastructure virtualization suite that provides virtualization, management, resource optimization, application availability, and operational automation capabilities in an integrated package.
Posted: 13 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 May 2009

Dell, Inc.

Increasing IT Efficiency in a Dynamic Data Center
sponsored by Dell Compellent
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This white paper provides a blueprint for a highly efficient and dynamic datacenter using Microsoft® and Compellent technologies. The solution is enabled by Microsoft Virtualisation and the Compellent® Storage Center SAN™ solution.
Posted: 28 Jun 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Dell Compellent
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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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