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DEFINITION: Thin provisioning (TP) is a method of optimizing the efficiency with which the available space is utilized in storage area networks (SAN). TP operates by allocating disk storage space in a flexible manner among multiple users, based on the minimum space required by each user at any given time.In the conventional storage provisioning model, also known as fat provisioning (FP), storage space is allocated  … 
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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

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

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

Answering the Call for Storage Performance in the Telecom Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a large vendor's storage system that allows your "hot" data to be served quickly – satisfying your customers with the best user experience while freeing up your processors for other value-added features to stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

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

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.

IBM Adds Real-time Compression to Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM just announced that they have added Real-time Compression to the block-only Storwize V7000 storage system. RTC is a cutting-edge technology that allows you to store significantly more data without impacting storage operations or having to buy more hardware. Check out this report by the Clipper Group to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 04 Jun 2012

IBM

Maximize Operational Efficiency in a Tiered Storage Environment
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore how combining two storage tiering technologies can help you reduce costs through self-optimized use of storage tiers, eliminate manual data classification, achieve space efficiency through thin provisioning and much more. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

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

Optimal storage for end-to-end virtualization with VMware
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this two-pager to learn about a virtualized storage architecture that has proven to be a great fit for VMware environments and discover its perks, like improved storage visibility and automation, game-changing ease of management, optimal performance with VMware and more!
Posted: 15 Mar 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

IBM
 
 
THIN PROVISIONING DEFINITION (continued): … Thin provisioning (TP) is a method of optimizing the efficiency with which the available space is utilized in storage area networks (SAN). TP operates by allocating disk storage space in a flexible manner among multiple users, based on the minimum space required by each user at any given time.In the conventional storage provisioning model, also known as fat provisioning (FP), storage space is allocated beyond current needs, in anticipation of growing need and increased data complexity. As a result, the utilization rate is low. Large amounts of storage space are paid for but may never be used. In TP, these problems are eliminated while keeping overhead low. Added benefits include reduced consumption of electrical energy, smaller hardware space requirements and reduced heat generation compared with traditional networked storage systems.
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