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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
 
Expert Guide to Maximizing Storage Efficiency in Your Data Center
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide reveals how to optimize multiple virtual workloads to prevent storage over-allocation. In addition, learn how to increase VMware storage efficiency with virtual machine disk format deduplication and compression.
Posted: 09 Jan 2013 | Published: 09 Jan 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Storage Software Case Studies
sponsored by Nexenta
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide looks at two storage software case studies and shines light on the opportunities and benefits it presents.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

Nexenta

Saving Time and Money with Savvy Use of Flash in Automated Storage Tiering
sponsored by EMC Corporation
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

EMC Corporation

Presentation Transcript: Scale-Out Storage: File and Block Explained
sponsored by NetApp
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Take a minute to glance over this two-page presentation transcript to learn about scale-out storage. Let Evaluator Group Senior Strategist Randy Kerns walk you through the benefits of scale-out and the differences between scale-out block and file storage, and get a glimpse into the vendors in both spaces.
Posted: 12 Dec 2012 | Published: 12 Dec 2012

NetApp

The Tod Point Group: Storage for Oracle 11g
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified storage system, combined with powerful management software such as Easy Tier for enhancing database performance and remote mirroring capabilities for disaster recovery protection, delivers a storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific Oracle 11g needs.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

Reduce your storage capacity requirements by 50 percent
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
BROCHURE: Check out this informative paper to explore a storage platform with thin capabilities built into both array hardware and software in order to deliver the simplest, most efficient and most scalable thin provisioning solution available today
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

AdvizeX Technologies

IBM Adds Real-time Compression to Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM just announced that they have added Real-time Compression to the block-only Storwize V7000 storage system. RTC is a cutting-edge technology that allows you to store significantly more data without impacting storage operations or having to buy more hardware. Check out this report by the Clipper Group to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 04 Jun 2012

IBM

The Tod Point Group: IBM Storwize V7000 in an Exchange Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The IBM Storwize V7000 Unified storage system, combined with powerful management software from IBM Tivoli, provides an ideal complement to Exchange 2010 deployments by providing a highly virtualized storage infrastructure designed to meet the specific needs of Exchange 2010 environments.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

IBM

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

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
 
 
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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