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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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Choice, Performance and Agility at any Scale
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Today's data centers require more than what legacy servers can provide. It's time to deliver a new level of IT flexibility for both traditional and emerging applications. Access this white paper to learn how next generation PowerEdge servers from Dell allow you to accelerate application performance, improve efficiency, increase automation and more
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

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

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

Build Trust for Patient Care and Data Protection With Scalable Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This brief white paper highlights the process that this healthcare organisation took toward more scalable storage, and the solution that brought benefits, including admin time for storage cut in half, critical data protection during a disaster, and much more.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

Case Study - Amadeus Capital Partners
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: Leading European venture capital firm powers virtualised server estate with Nimble Storage.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Nimble Storage

ESG SMB Storage Trends and How HP Simply StoreIT Solutions Help
sponsored by HP and Intel
WEBCAST: This webcast highlights the challenges SMBs face when it comes to storage for the modern data center. It also gives the details on a set of solutions built to take the stress out of storage without adding budget.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 25, 2014

HP and Intel

How to Wage War on Over-Provisioning
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This short paper examines how one industry-leading storage solution can help you overcome over-provisioning obstacles, eliminate storage complexity and minimize costs in your virtualized environment. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 09 Jul 2013

Tintri

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

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

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
 
 
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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