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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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Thin Provisioning Reports
 
40% Savings with Storage as a Service
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This case study tells how one organization was able to improve file access for end-users and save hundreds of thousands of dollars in storage costs by leveraging a Storage-as-a-Service solution.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Nasuni Corporation

IBM XIV Storage: Impressive Real World Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper examines and analyzes the real world performance and operational value of IBM's XIV storage system. Inside, learn from end-user interviews about the high-end performance abilities of this storage system through 3 noteworthy insights from the research to date.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Running a Major U.S. County on IBM XIV Storage
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: One of the largest counties in the eastern United States realized that it was buying too much capacity for IOPS and sought a high performing, cost-efficient, easy-to-manage storage system. Read on with this case study to discover the next steps the county took to obtain the space to store and protect all of its citizen data.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Extreme Storage Performance Equals Extreme Business Value
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide acknowledges the extreme performance that solid-state flash storage systems can deliver, and points out that flash scales further and faster than hard disk drives.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

IBM

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

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 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

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS and RainStor with Hadoop for Efficient Big Data Management
sponsored by RainStor Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many enterprises rely on Hadoop to manage and analyze large volumes of data, and as such, they are looking to deploy the right architecture to optimize compute and storage requirements. The traditional approach is running Hadoop on DAS -- but is there a better way?
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

RainStor Inc.

How Software-Defined Storage Delivers a Better ROI for VDI
sponsored by Citrix and Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn more about the performance and administrative advantages gained from the use of true software-defined storage and how it can exceed the capabilities of legacy storage systems.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

Citrix and Nexenta

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
 
 
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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