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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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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 12 page special report from Computer Weekly, updated for 2013, gives you the facts on EMC, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

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Demo: Step by Step Instructions for Setting up Storage Chargeback Reports
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WEBCAST: This brief webcast details step-by-step instructions for setting up storage chargeback reports.
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Info-Tech: Vendor Landscape Content and Email Archiving
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get insight into 13 competitors in the Content and Email Archiving market. You'll also get tips on how you can build an archive program based on the results of this evaluation and get advice on which solutions are most appropriate for particular use cased and scenarios.
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Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX Microsoft Fast Track 3.0
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Reduce your storage capacity requirements by 50 percent
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Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

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Hitachi Unified Storage VM All Flash System: Comparative Guide
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Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

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HP Thin Technologies A Competitive Comparison
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WHITE PAPER: This informative resource looks at thin provisioning technology from the major storage vendors in today's marketplace.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 23 Aug 2013

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Saving Time and Money with Savvy Use of Flash in Automated Storage Tiering
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WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper explores storage technologies that leverage the performance power of flash with storage optimization to provide improved storage and data management efficiency, increased application performance, reduced storage infrastructure costs and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

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Red Hat Storage on the HP Proliant SL4540 Gen8 Server
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Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2014

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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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