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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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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

Dell EqualLogic TCO Analysis: The Economics of EqualLogic Virtualized iSCSI Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: This ESG Lab report examines the economic excellence of highly scalable EqualLogic iSCSI storage solutions compared to traditional direct attached storage (DAS), Fibre Channel storage area network (FC SAN), and multi-protocol solutions (defined as systems that provide FC, iSCSI, and NAS connectivity).
Posted: 21 Jun 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Dell, Inc.

ICON Manager: Intuitive management interface for Xiotech’s Emprise™ 7000 and Magnitude 3D® storage systems
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Too Much Data and too few people to manage it. It’s a problem that nearly all organizations face these days, and one that requires a truly innovative solution. Xiotech Corporation has always delivered storage systems that are easy to use, helping organizations make the most of their resources. But even a good thing can get better...
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

Xiotech Corporation

Performance and Scale in Cloud Computing
sponsored by Joyent
WHITE PAPER: Poor application performance causes companies to lose customers, reduce employee productivity, and reduce bottom line revenue. Read this whitepaper to learn why scalability is the best solution to increasing and maintaining application performance in cloud computing environments.
Posted: 26 May 2010 | Published: 26 May 2010

Joyent

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: The market for midrange and high-end network-attached storage has become increasingly consolidated, yet still competitive, over the past year. This document offers a point-in-time snapshot of vendors' positions in the market at the time of the evaluation and evaluates each vendors' strengths and cautions.
Posted: 04 May 2010 | Published: 15 Mar 2010

Dell, Inc.

Advanced Virtualization E-book - Chapter 4: Virtual Storage Strategies and Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EBOOK: Chapter 4 of the Advanced Virtualization e-book will examine the nuances of virtual storage, including provisioning, performance and remote storage methods that help ensure you allocate the right amount of storage - at the right performance level - for each application.
Posted: 29 Apr 2010 | Published: 29 Apr 2010

Dell, Inc.

Harness the Power of the Cloud for Grid Computing and Batch Processing Applications
sponsored by RightScale
WEBCAST: Learn how you can save by only paying for what you use and no more. See first-hand how scheduling issues can be a thing of the past. And for projects that require massive resources, you'll see how you can complete your projects in less time for the same cost.
Posted: 20 Apr 2010 | Premiered: Apr 20, 2010

RightScale

Delivering IT as a Service for Virtualized Data Centers
sponsored by Continental Resources
WHITE PAPER: Architecting a successful cloud computing infrastructure can be challenging. The secure cloud architecture offers the best products and features to create a cloud service that can realize the efficiencies of shared infrastructure while still offering the security, flexibility, resilience, and ease of management of a traditional IT deployment.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Continental Resources

Ipswich Borough Council Shortens Backup times, Speeds File Restores with ExaGrid
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: When Ipswich Borough Council’s nightly backup times grew to 23 ½ hours a day, their IT department decided to look at alternatives to tape. After looking at several different disk-based backup systems, Ipswich chose a two-site ExaGrid system to work alongside its existing backup application, Symantec’s Backup Exec.
Posted: 12 Mar 2010 | Published: 12 Mar 2010

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Intelligent Data Migration: How to Reduce Costly Errors and Increase Efficiency
sponsored by SANpulse Technologies Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Gain insight from industry analyst Tony Asaro on how enterprises can efficiently maintain costs, reduce risk and optimize systems when implementing a data center move or migration.
Posted: 23 Feb 2010 | Published: 11 Feb 2010

SANpulse Technologies Inc.

Best Practices for Backup in a Virtualised Environment
sponsored by HP and VMware
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: While server virtualisation brings consolidation gains, it increases the impact of a storage failure, compromising the information that makes up the life blood of your organisation’s business. This webcast highlights backup best practices for combating the complexity virtualisation brings to the data center.
Posted: 19 Feb 2010 | Published: 19 Feb 2010

HP and VMware

Top Five Business Reasons to use Hitachi Enterprise Storage in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Following are the top five business reasons organizations are choosing the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V and Universal Storage Platform VM for their virtualization environments, to drive efficiencies across their data centers.
Posted: 25 Jan 2010 | Published: 25 Jan 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

3PAR Thin Technologies Brief
sponsored by 3PAR
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Widely known as a thin storage pioneer, 3PAR® is not just a leader in thin provisioning but in overall storage efficiency—including minimizing power consumption, reducing administration time, and promoting environmental responsibility.
Posted: 15 Jan 2010 | Published: 15 Jan 2010

3PAR

Maximizing your enterprise data storage capacity: Improve efficiency and utilization
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
EBOOK: Maximizing your enterprise data storage capacity is more important than ever before. With the majority of storage budgets unable to keep pace with data growth rates, most storage administrators need to find ways to reduce capital and operating expenses to survive the economic downturn. Download this tutorial to learn more about tiered storage.
Posted: 04 Dec 2009 | Published: 03 Dec 2009

Xiotech Corporation

3PAR Thin Technologies
sponsored by 3PAR
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: 3PAR Thin Provisioning software improves storage system efficiency and optimizes capacity utilization system-wide. No more up-front capacity allocation. No more dedicating resources for each application. No more paying to power, house, and cool disks you may not need for months or years to come, or may never actually need.
Posted: 13 Nov 2009 | Published: 12 Nov 2009

3PAR

Using VMware Infrastructure 3 with 3PAR Utility Storage in Datacenter Deployments
sponsored by 3PAR
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the complementary benefits of combining features of VMware and 3PAR technologies to gain increased performance and avoid the cost of over-provisioning servers and storage in an IT infrastructure.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

3PAR
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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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