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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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Storage for the Cloud Generation
sponsored by Coho Data
DATA SHEET: This quick-reference data sheet details storage for the cloud generation, and pinpoints topics including open scalability, predictable performance, pay-as-you-grow economics, and more.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

Coho Data

31% of storage pros choose Dell for flash/SSDs*
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: View this 1-page resource to see why 31% of storage pros choose this top vendor for flash/SSD deployment.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

Dell India

DataStream Architecture
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get an exclusive look at one vendor's storage system design that achieves performance and scale through common and narrow low-level interfaces to MicroArrays.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

Coho Data

DataStream 1000 from Coho Data
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper highlights one vendor's solution to configure and deliver bottleneck-free private cloud storage. How, you say? With software-defined storage that is distributed across both the network switch and the commodity server back-end storage.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Coho Data

Storage Software Case Studies
sponsored by Nexenta
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide looks at two storage software case studies and shines light on the opportunities and benefits it presents.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

Nexenta

Computer Weekly storage case studies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: Antony Adshead takes a look at what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the Computer Weekly European User Awards.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Hitachi Unified Storage VM: All Flash Solution
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the way all flash systems are helping storage pros handle the demands of their IT infrastructures. Read on to gain insight into 8 key features to look for when considering all flash system solutions.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Storage Efficiency University: SSDs and storage efficiency
sponsored by SearchSolidStateStorage.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Learn more about how solid state storage is being used today to increase storage efficiency.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 17 Feb 2014


Unified Storage Comparison Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This useful comparative guide will help you understand the current entry-level enterprise unified storage landscape. Read on to compare the benefits of different offerings, and find a solution that meets your current and future storage requirements.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

6 Questions to Ask About Your Data Storage-Emily Wojcik byline for ILTA Peer to Peer Magazine
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this quick 1-page article, 6 questions are provided to help hash out what data is necessary to store, and what will only add clutter. Read on to discover how your organization can reduce long-term storage costs and improve records management by simply asking the right questions.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CommVault Systems, Inc.

Cost-Cutting Flash Storage: The New Frontier
sponsored by Dell and VMware
DATA SHEET: View this brief data sheet to help ease your transition to flash, as it provides economic, performance, and efficiency numbers that can't be beat. Read on to learn more now.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Feb 2014

Dell and VMware

Storage Efficiency University
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This interactive university discusses drills down into the tools and techniques that characterize the key areas of storage efficiency.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 17 Feb 2014

SearchStorage.com

Storage Management for the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this webcast, industry insider Mike Griese examines the features and functions of a next generation storage resource management application designed to address cloud storage management challenges.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Feb 5, 2014

IBM

Optimizing IT Infrastructures for Today’s Workloads
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In this video, industry expert Deepak Advani explains how new analytics tools are changing the IT landscape and how departments can optimize storage capacity to drive technology and business innovations.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 05 May 2013

IBM

Simplify, Automate and Optimize Management of Your Storage Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses a system that helps to increase visibility, control and automation for data and storage infrastructures without the use of various, multi-vendor solutions.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

IBM

Eric Siebert: Right-sizing your storage investment
sponsored by Infinio
VIDEO: Caching is an effective way to optimize your storage provisioning without having to purchase and install additional hardware.
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 18 Dec 2013

Infinio

Gartner: Time to rethink backup procedures
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: IT leaders and storage managers can realise cost savings and improve their use of backup infrastructure by rethinking their back-up procedures, says Gartner analyst Dave Russell.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

The Value of Off-Site Data Protection Services
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes an off-site data protection service that can keep electronic media secure while providing efficient retrieval with the help of high-specification service elements for magnetic, optical and solid-state media.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2014

Iron Mountain

Enterprise Storage: Efficient, Virtualized and Flash Optimized
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to discover simplified storage solutions for your flat or decreasing IT budget. Read on to learn about a three-pronged approach to optimizing storage for performance, capacity, and operational efficiency.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Special report on EMC
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 12 page special report from Computer Weekly, updated for 2013, gives you the facts on EMC, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Choosing flash-based storage products and how to keep costs low
sponsored by Fusion-io
EGUIDE: This e-guide helps guide organizations toward a flash system that won't break the bank. Read on about things to consider when choosing from the many all-flash array products, and find the match for your organization.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

Fusion-io

Choosing a solid-state storage system
sponsored by Fusion-io
EGUIDE: Dive into this expert e-guide that covers the pros and cons of different systems ranging from hybrid storage to all-flash arrays. Read on and understand the differences in performance, capacity, and cost that make each system unique.
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 | Published: 03 Feb 2014

Fusion-io

How to Wage War on Over-Provisioning
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This short paper examines how one industry-leading storage solution can help you overcome over-provisioning obstacles, eliminate storage complexity and minimize costs in your virtualized environment. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 09 Jul 2013

Tintri

The Relevance and Value of a "Storage Hypervisor"
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This ESG lab report delves into the relevance and value of a Storage Hypervisor, and focuses on what users need to get started when building and implementing this technology. Discover market dynamics driving more organization implementations toward a Storage Hypervisor strategy.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

IBM

Saving Time and Money with Savvy Use of Flash in Automated Storage Tiering
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper explores storage technologies that leverage the performance power of flash with storage optimization to provide improved storage and data management efficiency, increased application performance, reduced storage infrastructure costs and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

EMC Corporation
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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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