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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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Hitachi Unified Storage VM All Flash System: Comparative Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an in-depth comparative guide to 9 different all-flash storage models as they are compared between 25 features.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

Solid-State Storage Arrays and Flash SSD considerations
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines the implications that flash SSD will have on other storage solutions. Additionally, you will find a buyer's checklist on solid-state storage arrays that will address the benefits, and challenges, of SSD.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

Presentation Transcript: Imagine a Data Center without SANs: Optimize Cost and Performance for your Data Center with Solid-State Storage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores how you can take advantage of new business value as data centers evolve and modernize with revolutionary solid-state storage technologies. Find out what solid state means for long term storage strategies and how to avoid quick fixes that become major pain points in the future.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

Symantec Corporation

Dell Case Study - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Trust Enhances Services with Flexible Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This brief white paper highlights the process that this healthcare organisation took toward more scalable storage, and the solution that brought benefits, including admin time for storage cut in half, critical data protection during a disaster, and much more.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

EMC XtremIO Executive Overview
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a solution that provides a 100 percent flash-based scale-out storage array that will help control the cost, deliver scalability and optimize efficiency  of flash storage.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

EMC & Arrow

Why IBM for Disk Storage
sponsored by CDW and IBM
RESOURCE: This resource puts a spotlight on a top vendor's storage efficiency solutions, including automated tiering, virtualization, and more. These solutions increase the data storage landscape for organizations of all sizes to boost system performance and slash IT costs.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

CDW and IBM

Best Practices for Optimal Flash Based Storage
sponsored by CDW and IBM
EGUIDE: Explore this e-guide and learn how you can overcome flash-based storage limitations such as its notorious non-linear performance. Additionally, experts highlight 4 SSD best practices for efficient virtual machine storage.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

CDW and IBM

Is Your SAN Architecture Ready for Flash?
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the performance gap caused by aging storage architectures, and the solutions that have brought both benefits and obstacles along the way.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Brocade

IBM Storwize Family Solutions for Small to Midsized Organizations
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper acknowledges the reasons why SMBs need to be cautious when adopting new storage technology – ensuring that it has a direct cost-saving component, reduces TCO or delivers rapid ROI.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

CDW and IBM

It's Who You Know: CDW + IBM Data Center
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper highlights the people, products, and plan of a joint vendor to raise your data center to the top of its game. Discover how they have pinpointed the needs of storage pros to provide focused resources, technical specialization, and of course, optimal experience.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

CDW and IBM

Altering IT Capabilities with Solid-State Storage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies 4 major challenges with solid-state storage implementation, and Taneja Group offers recommendations for tackling these challenges.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Symantec Corporation

An Effective Strategy for Storing Unstructured Data
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shines light on survey responses, success stories, and the key characteristics that an unstructured data storage solution should have.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Quantum Corporation

Make Sure Your Storage is up to Speed
sponsored by CDW and IBM
RESOURCE: This infographic illustrates how Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated has realized the new benefits of flash storage.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Mar 2014

CDW and IBM

Not All Storage is Created Equal
sponsored by CDW and IBM
VIDEO: This video features a storage solution that harnesses real-time compression to offer 50% more capacity with no performance degradation.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 03 Jun 2012

CDW and IBM

Tiering and Provisioning
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Learn more about how teiring and provisioning is being used today to increase storage efficiency.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 17 Mar 2014

SearchStorage.com

Accelerating the VM with FlashSoft: Software-driven Flash-caching for the Virtual Infrastructure
sponsored by SanDisk Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals research done by analysts from Taneja Group that points to one of the more sophisticated architectures in the market for server-side acceleration.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

SanDisk Corporation

How to Use Flash-Based SSDs in Your Environment
sponsored by Coho Data
EGUIDE: This e-guide will inform you of 4 ways to use flash storage in the enterprise IT storage stack today, as well as the benefits of deploying SSDs (hint: you will see significant green storage savings).
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

Coho Data

Webcast: Imagine a Data Center without SANs: Optimize Cost and Performance for your Data Center with Solid-State Storage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webinar, discover how you can take advantage of new business value as data centers evolve and modernize with revolutionary solid-state storage technologies.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 20, 2014

Symantec Corporation

The SSD Landscape
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: The aim of this report was to understand the new wave of interest inSSDs by analyzing: SSD workload applications, types of SSD deployments and motives for IT environments to deploy SSDs.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Coho Data

Hitachi Unified Storage VM Flash: All Flash System
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
DATA SHEET: This data sheet highlights one flash storage solution that eliminates the tradeoffs in performance, capacity and functionality that organizations must take to reach the cost points they can accommodate.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Maximize Your IT with All-Flash Storage
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the budgetary issues that face storage pros and how they are managing today's soaring data growth.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Storage Options Infographic
sponsored by Coho Data
RESOURCE: This easy-to-navigate infographic provides a clear set of pros and cons for the different storage architectures on the market today. Read on to find a solution best fit for your application environment, as well as 3 key questions to keep in mind during your selection process.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

Coho Data

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
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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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