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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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Answering the Call for Storage Performance in the Telecom Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a large vendor's storage system that allows your "hot" data to be served quickly – satisfying your customers with the best user experience while freeing up your processors for other value-added features to stay ahead of the competition.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

FAQ: Data Protection for Virtual Machines
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper answers the frequently asked questions regarding suitability and functionality around vSphere Data Protection Advanced from VMware.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

VMware, Inc.

Case Study - Transform Medical
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Cosmetic surgery company transforms its storage and back-up infrastructure to comply with pending regulations and enhance patient safety.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Nimble Storage

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

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

Cisco Solution for EMC VSPEX Microsoft Fast Track 3.0
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the benefits of Cisco's Unified Computing System and provides the steps necessary to configure a Microsoft Fast Track Small Implementation cloud built on EMC VSPEX, which is built on Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC VNXe technologies.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Case Study - Camberwell Grammar School
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This case study shows how one school was able to implement a Nimble Storage solution in order to reduce physical storage space, compress data, and save disk space via thin provisioning.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Sep 2012

Nimble Storage

Technical Computing Benefits with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why high performance computing (HPC) systems generate and consume massive amounts of data that are hungry for high storage performance, and explores the technical computing benefits offered from a major vendor's comprehensive flash portfolio.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Case Study - University of Bristol
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Historic university in England future-proofs their storage by graduating to Nimble's flexible, efficient platform and InfoSight support portal.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Nimble Storage

Software Defined Storage - The Missing Link for Cloud and the Software Defined Datacenter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides the results from the Enterprise Management Associates research and analyzes the pain points when it comes to implementing cloud and an innovative software that can enhance VMware environments for increased cloud ROI.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 02 Apr 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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