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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
 
Storage Switzerland: All-flash Needs End to End Storage Efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the need for end to end storage efficiency in all-flash systems – the ability of a system to focus first on hardware and then leverage a software-defined platform is a solid approach.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Impressive Real World Performance from Real End Users
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: 27 Feb 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

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

Redbook: Faster DB2 Performance with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: I/O performance is critical to DB2 operations. How about a system that provides low latency of approximately 25 microseconds write time and 110 microseconds read time? Explore this resource to discover how this system will immediately increase I/O performance, while reducing costs for power, cooling and administration.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

IBM

Flash-optimized Storage Accelerates Oracle OLTP at Disk Economics
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a storage platform that delivers flash performance for Oracle OLTP workloads at the same price of mechanical disk.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

Capacity Allocation Efficiency Explained - Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Jon William Toigo offers up his five best tips for maximizing efficiency in today's complex data storage environments. This tip covers capacity allocation efficiency, including advice on how to prevent storage-related downtime.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 06 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc.

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

Enhanced Data Protection for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of implementing a backup and recovery solution that's built for virtualization when dealing with a virtual environment. It also explains where traditional backup and recovery approaches fall short.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

VMware, Inc.

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

Symantec Enterprise Vault
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this short white paper to see how you can bring your archives up to speed so that you can reduce costs, ensure you're in compliance, and make backup and recovery a breeze.
Posted: 07 Sep 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

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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