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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
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: Access this exclusive, expert E-Guide from SearchVirtualStorage.com to learn about 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.
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 | Published: 26 Feb 2013

SearchStorage.com

Designing Flash Optimized Storage Systems: Implementing an Effective Hybrid Approach
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the different flash technologies that are available today. It also examines the benefits of a three-tiered storage array that provides a very low cost high performance hybrid storage platform. Read more to learn about how you can improve the performance of your storage today.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 08 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

School Saves On Hardware with New Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ranked as one of the best schools in the United Kingdom for academic progress, The Westgate School provides secondary education to around 930 full-time students. Check out this short case study to learn how Westgate was able to seamlessly and affordably modernize their storage and server environment and the benefits they now enjoy.
Posted: 28 Oct 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Dell, Inc.

Optimizing Storage Performance, Availability and Utilization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper explores the 4 key capabilities your organization needs to meet today's storage requirements, and how to seamlessly acquire them. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 25 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

IBM

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

Storage Software Case Studies
sponsored by Nexenta
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide looks at two storage software case studies and shines light on the opportunities and benefits it presents.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

Nexenta

Red Hat Storage on the HP Proliant SL4540 Gen8 Server
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn more about scale-out storage, solutions that provide a compelling alternative for serving growing amounts of unstructured data in an approach that scales easily in multiple dimensions.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2014

Red Hat and HP

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

The Tod Point Group: IBM Storwize V7000 in an Exchange Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified storage system, combined with powerful management software from IBM Tivoli, provides an ideal complement to Exchange 2010 deployments by providing a highly virtualized storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific needs of Exchange 2010 environments.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

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
 
 
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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