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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
 
eGuide: Storage Challenges in Virtualized Server Environments
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EGUIDE: Access this e-Guide to learn tools and tactics you can leverage to address and solve common storage challenges in virtual server environments, such as efficiency, speed, sprawl and end user expectations. Read on for an expert Q&A with Forrester Research Principal Analyst Andrew Reichman.
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 | Published: 26 Feb 2013

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Information Governance: Expert Q&A, New Initiatives and Digital Drive
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EGUIDE: This e-guide contains a Q&A that discusses how compliance and information governance programs can partner up to secure the funding required to meet both their objectives. Learn about new information governance initiatives and how new tech is driving digital information governance.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 27 Sep 2016

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The Tod Point Group: Storage for Oracle 11g
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WHITE PAPER: The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified storage system, combined with powerful management software such as Easy Tier for enhancing database performance and remote mirroring capabilities for disaster recovery protection, delivers a storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific Oracle 11g needs.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

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Flash Performance at Disk Economics
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DATA SHEET: View this brief data sheet to help ease your transition to flash, as it provides economic, performance, and efficiency numbers that can't be beat. Read on to learn more now.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Feb 2014

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The Relevance & Value of a Storage Hypervisor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: ESG asked senior IT professionals in enterprise and midmarket organizations in North America and Western Europe to identify the most important considerations for justifying IT investments in 2009-2011. Read now to learn the results.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

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10 Pro Tips for Storage Performance Efficiency
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EGUIDE: Check out this expert E-Guide for 10 key tips to find out how things like continuous data protection, active multi-pathing and sometimes simply questioning the number of queries users submit can make a difference in your shop.
Posted: 26 Jun 2012 | Published: 26 Jun 2012

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Almost Time for SSD Flash Storage to be Used with Object Storage
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses how SSD could increase object storage performance by as much as 100 times what it delivers today without compromising scalability or durability. Learn how to get more out of your object storage.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 05 Dec 2016

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Choosing a solid-state storage system
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EGUIDE: Dive into this expert e-guide that covers the pros and cons of different systems ranging from hybrid storage to all-flash arrays. Read on and understand the differences in performance, capacity, and cost that make each system unique.
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 | Published: 03 Feb 2014

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Hitachi Command Director
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
DATA SHEET: This data sheet introduces a software designed to provide comprehensive management reporting of storage environments via consolidated key management statistics and business intelligence views of the storage environment. Read on to explore an approach to managing storage capacity and performance requirements.
Posted: 16 Oct 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

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Family Data Sheet: HP 3PAR Storage software
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
DATA SHEET: This resource explores the various software options available on one leading vendor's solid state storage system that can increase storage efficiency, reduce administration time, offer advanced internal virtualization capabilities and much more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

AdvizeX Technologies
 
 
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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