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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
 
E-Brief: Architechting Storage for a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EBRIEF: In this expert briefing, veteran IT industry consultant Chris Evans drills into the specific challenges that storage managers face when implementing virtual desktop infrastructures, and provides practical tips to help guarantee a VDI project that meets expectations and delivers on its projected ROI.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Published: 23 Feb 2012

SearchStorage.com

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

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

CNBC Interview: Maximizing Storage to Save Costs
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore one leading vendor's storage solution that can help you deal with today's deluge of data and save you money by doing more with less. Access this now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 09 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

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

DataStream 1000 from Coho Data
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper highlights one vendor's solution to configure and deliver bottleneck-free private cloud storage. How, you say? With software-defined storage that is distributed across both the network switch and the commodity server back-end storage.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Coho Data

Staying Ahead of Data Explosion with Optimized Storage Systems
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
EBOOK: This E-Book explores Oracle's portfolio of optimized storage systems. Read now to learn how you can purchase less storage and achieve a lower TCO while increasing capacity and efficiency in your Oracle environment.
Posted: 23 Jul 2012 | Published: 19 Jul 2012

Oracle and Intel®

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

Accelerate Your Journey to the Cloud
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: You need a virtualization solution that’s simple to buy, deploy and manage, and that actually delivers the promised lower costs and increase efficiency benefits.  Check out this short white paper to learn more.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

EMC & Arrow

Address the small and midsized storage challenge
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases an entry-level disk storage system designed with capabilities that offer efficiency and flexibility through built-in thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage. Find out how this solution addresses block storage requirements of SMBs at an affordable price point.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 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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