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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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Eight Steps to Building an HP BladeSystem
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the eight steps required to properly build your ideal BladeSystem infrastructure solution.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®

Computer Weekly storage case studies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
CASE STUDY: Antony Adshead takes a look at what made the winning entries stand out from the crowd in the Computer Weekly European User Awards.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

NexentaStorTM: ZFS File System Features, Technical Overview
sponsored by Nexenta
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the major features of the NexentaStor ZFS File System, examining exactly how it allows companies of all sizes to achieve enterprise-grade storage capabilities and manage large volumes of storage at a fraction of the cost of legacy technologies.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

Nexenta

The Value of Off-Site Data Protection Services
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes an off-site data protection service that can keep electronic media secure while providing efficient retrieval with the help of high-specification service elements for magnetic, optical and solid-state media.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2014

Iron Mountain

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

Case Study - Pental
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: This case study describes how one organization faced business growth and increased IT demands with a new approach to storage that delivered reduced complexities and space savings as well as increased efficiency and easy management.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Nimble Storage

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

Flash storage without breaking the bank?
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
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

Dell, Inc.

The Relevance and Value of a "Storage Hypervisor"
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This ESG lab report delves into the relevance and value of a Storage Hypervisor, and focuses on what users need to get started when building and implementing this technology. Discover market dynamics driving more organization implementations toward a Storage Hypervisor strategy.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

IBM

Recoveriescorp Goes Green with Nimble Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: This case study shows how one organization was able to implement a solution from Nimble Storage that allowed them to reduce the high costs of storage acquisition and management, minimize power consumption, and gain the ability to rapidly scale performance and capacity.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Nimble Storage
 
 
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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