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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
 
Full Guide to the Growth of NVMe
sponsored by Tegile
EGUIDE: Read this expert-guide to discover the benefits nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) provides, and explore how yet another stage of NVMe development, NVMe over Fabrics, is allowing this tech to scale rapidly to meet development needs. Then, learn why the introduction of NVMe over Ethernet may be the only thing capable of saving Ethernet drives.
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 | Published: 19 Jun 2017

Tegile

Flash Performance at Disk Economics
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
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

DellEMC and Intel®

Enterprise Features Required By All-Flash Array Vendors
sponsored by TechData - EMC
EGUIDE: As all-flash arrays move out from niche storage performance systems to mainstream storage systems that must handle a wide variety of workloads, certain enterprise features are now becoming an essential service that vendors must provide. Hear from industry expert, George Crump, as he dives into these essential features.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

TechData - EMC

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

It's Who You Know: CDW + IBM Data Center
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper highlights the people, products, and plan of a joint vendor to raise your data center to the top of its game. Discover how they have pinpointed the needs of storage pros to provide focused resources, technical specialization, and of course, optimal experience.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

CDW and IBM

Almost Time for SSD Flash Storage to be Used with Object Storage
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
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

Dell EMC and Intel®

Maximize Operational Efficiency in a Tiered Storage Environment
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore how combining two storage tiering technologies can help you reduce costs through self-optimized use of storage tiers, eliminate manual data classification, achieve space efficiency through thin provisioning and much more. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

Server and System Administrators Challenged to Keep up with Enterprise Storage Explosion
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of a software-defined storage approach that can help unify and simplify the storage environment with familiar building blocks and keep up with growing capacity demands.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Red Hat

How to store unstructured data on a structured budget
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shines light on survey responses, success stories, and the key characteristics that an unstructured data storage solution should have.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Quantum Corporation

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
 
 
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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