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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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Eight Steps to Building an HP BladeSystem
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the eight steps required to properly build your ideal BladeSystem infrastructure solution.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®

Storage Configuration Guide: Choosing the Right Architecture for the Application and Environment
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes the crucial features of designing a storage system to meet modern demands. Read on to get a better grasp on application and environment requirements so that your storage solution runs efficiently.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

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Technical Computing Benefits with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why high performance computing (HPC) systems generate and consume massive amounts of data that are hungry for high storage performance, and explores the technical computing benefits offered from a major vendor's comprehensive flash portfolio.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

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Choice, Performance and Agility at any Scale
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Today's data centers require more than what legacy servers can provide. It's time to deliver a new level of IT flexibility for both traditional and emerging applications. Access this white paper to learn how next generation PowerEdge servers from Dell allow you to accelerate application performance, improve efficiency, increase automation and more
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

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Software Defined Storage - The Missing Link for Cloud and the Software Defined Datacenter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides the results from the Enterprise Management Associates research and analyzes the pain points when it comes to implementing cloud and an innovative software that can enhance VMware environments for increased cloud ROI.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 02 Apr 2013

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How to Set up Storage Chargeback Reports
sponsored by APTARE
WEBCAST: This brief webcast details step-by-step instructions for setting up storage chargeback reports.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 1, 2013

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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

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Maximize Your IT with All-Flash Storage
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Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

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The SSD Landscape
sponsored by Coho Data
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Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

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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
 
 
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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