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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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5 Steps to the Perfect Storage Refresh: An Independent Process for Refreshing Storage
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VIDEO: Today's rapid storage refresh cycle can lead to a myriad of problems, and skyrocketing costs. Inside, learn 5 steps to perfecting the refresh cycle, as well as explore the importance of workload analysis as a part of this cycle.
Posted: 05 Sep 2017 | Premiered: 10 Aug 2017

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Special report on EMC
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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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Why This Company Chose Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS to Handle Peak Rendering Workloads
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CASE STUDY: Discover why the creative firm Ant Farm leveraged the analytics inherent in scale-out NAS in this case study. Read on to learn the benefits they gained, like Interactive web-based REST API, which provided user interface customization, 2-week software development and release cycles, for real-time updates, and more.
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Hitachi Unified Storage VM: All Flash Solution
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the way all flash systems are helping storage pros handle the demands of their IT infrastructures. Read on to gain insight into 8 key features to look for when considering all flash system solutions.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 10 Jul 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.
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Best Practices for Optimal Flash Based Storage
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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.
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Enterprise Features Required By All-Flash Array Vendors
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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.
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HP Simply StoreIT Solutions for Virtualization Brochure
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WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn about navigating to the storage solution that’s right for your virtualization needs. Inside, you’ll learn about the steps you need to take based on your current virtualization experience or situation.
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The Relevance and Value of a "Storage Hypervisor"
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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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