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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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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


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


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 Utility Storage Pays Off Big For Travel Giant
sponsored by 3PAR
CASE STUDY: purchased and deployed six 3PAR InServ S400 tiered storage arrays across multiple locations to consolidate and protect all mission-critical and SAN-resident data, including core demand collection and offer processing Oracle® databases.
Posted: 02 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008


Getting Virtualisation Right: Five Virtualisation Rules Every Organisation Must Know
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: HP has identified five common virtualisation rules employed by organisations that have succeeded where others have not. While technology differs in complexity and scale from one business to the next, nearly every successful organisation deployed the same five rules to realise the full potential of virtualisation.
Posted: 29 Sep 2009 | Published: 20 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Rethinking Storage Virtualization with the HP SAN Virtualization Services Platform
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: If you are looking to improve the efficiency of your storage infrastructure, consider the HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP). It allows you to provision virtual volumes to meet the requirements of your standard and virtual servers. It delivers improved storage resource utilization along with comprehensive data protection.
Posted: 23 Sep 2009 | Published: 20 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Achieving flexible storage scalability: The Case for Enterprise Modular Storage Arrays
sponsored by NEC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: For businesses on a data growth path, the management of storage creates numerous problems, including business disruptions when upgrading and the need for greater availability and scaling flexibility. This paper makes the case for enterprise modular storage arrays to achieve the flexible storage scalability businesses need.
Posted: 21 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Aug 2009

NEC Corporation

Key management strategies for your virtualized environment: Increasing your return on investment (ROI) on virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization helps reduce IT costs and increases business agility. Because of this, virtualization technologies are particularly suited to these economic times. This white paper explores the evolution of virtualization, and then gives practical advice on how virtualization can benefit your organization.
Posted: 22 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Five Reasons Why You Need Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V Now
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores common challenges associated with server virtualization deployments and the ways Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V together with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help organizations maximize the value of server virtualization.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 20 Jul 2009


D2D Virtual Tape Library Replication Primer
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: With the introduction of HP Dynamic deduplication and low bandwidth replication (LBR) on HP D2D2500, D2D4000 and D2D4100 Backup Systems, the way data protection can be implemented has been transformed. This whitepaper explains the terminology and concepts behind these technologies and establishes some sizing rules through worked examples.
Posted: 17 Jul 2009 | Published: 17 Jul 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Best Practices for Defining and Establishing Effective Archive Retention Policies
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Electronically stored information (ESI) has become a major source of business records, and any organization that uses ESI - from email to word processing to instant messaging - must manage those records. This paper explains best practices for establishing effective archive retention policies.
Posted: 26 Jun 2009 | Published: 30 Jun 2007

Symantec Corporation

SEPATON Architecture: Designed for Data-Intensive Enterprises
sponsored by SEPATON
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the innovative architecture that SEPATON has designed specifically to meet the data protection challenges of data-intensive enterprises while achieving optimal cost savings and measurable ROI.
Posted: 20 May 2009 | Published: 20 May 2009


The CMT Storage Efficiency Calculator
sponsored by CMT
ASSESSMENT TOOL: CMT recognizes containing IT-related cost is paramount. They know your storage systems represent a significant expense and re-evaluating your needs and strategies to achieve better efficiency while reducing costs is a priority. How can you accomplish that? It all starts with this exclusive Storage Efficiency Calculator.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 05 May 2009


Streamline Your Storage Usage: 4 Straightforward Ways To True NAS Management
sponsored by Northern Parklife
WHITE PAPER: In a relatively short span of time, Network Attached Storage [NAS] has become a popular, widely implemented technology given its many attractive features and benefits. This whitepaper details four techniques for managing network attached storage, including file management simplification and data access without server intervention.
Posted: 12 Feb 2009 | Published: 12 Feb 2009

Northern Parklife

Virtualize Servers with Microsoft Hyper-V and NetApp
sponsored by NetApp and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft's Hyper-V technology provides a full-featured server virtualization environment that is well suited for Windows and non-Windows environments. This article will help you understand Hyper-V with some guidelines for getting started using the technology in NetApp environments.
Posted: 09 Feb 2009 | Published: 09 Feb 2009

NetApp and Microsoft

IDC Technology Spotlight: Optimizing Storage to Reduce Data Footprint and Lower Costs
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines data deduplication technologies supported by the latest Storage Solutions from HP. Data deduplication is a hot topic in data protection and therefore, also a relevant topic for HP Data Protector software.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Data protection FAQ
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
PODCAST: Watch this expert Podcast to discover how you can confidently manage the explosive data growth and avoid the pitfalls of single server-based backup.
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 | Premiered: Aug 12, 2008

Quantum Corporation

Storage Networking -- The Path to Performance
sponsored by Storage Decisions
PRESENTATION: This document identifies aspects of performance that are or are not critical to the successful deployment of storage network technologies.
Posted: 02 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

Storage Decisions

The Storage Resource Guide - iSCSI SANs : An Affordable Enterprise-Class Alternative
sponsored by EqualLogic UK
WHITE PAPER: iSCSI SANs provide a cost-effective, high-performance storage environment. Download this eGuide, featuring articles from Storage magazine, to learn more about iSCSI storage and the benefits they can deliver for your company.
Posted: 31 Jan 2008 | Published: 31 Jan 2008

EqualLogic UK

Network Appliance and VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 Storage Best Practices
sponsored by Arrow Electronics, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This technical report reviews the best practices for implementing VMware Virtual Infrastructures on Network Appliance fabric-attached storage (FAS) systems.
Posted: 29 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Building a Virtual Infrastructure from Servers to Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This technical report demonstrates how integrating Network Appliance technologies in a virtual infrastructure can solve the unique challenges inherent with ESX deployments in the areas of storage utilization, fault tolerance, and backups.
Posted: 17 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

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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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