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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 Ideal Blade-Based Infrastructure
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 ®

Pure Storage FlashArray Datasheet
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Want to learn what all-flash can do for your enterprise? Read on and find out – including what it can do to help you virtualize and consolidate workloads as well as deliver the ultimate virtual desktop experience.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Pure Storage

IBM XIV Storage: Impressive Real World Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper examines and analyzes the real world performance and operational value of IBM's XIV storage system. Inside, learn from end-user interviews about the high-end performance abilities of this storage system through 3 noteworthy insights from the research to date.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Tiering and Provisioning
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Learn more about how teiring and provisioning is being used today to increase storage efficiency.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 17 Mar 2014

SearchStorage.com

Unified Storage Architecture Enabling Today’s Dynamic Data Center
sponsored by Arrow + NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the key elements of the NetApp unified storage architecture in detail, including multiprotocol support, single management interface, integrated data protection, support for multiple tiers of storage, QoS, and the ability to act as a front end for legacy storage systems.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Arrow + NetApp

6 Questions to Ask About Your Data Storage-Emily Wojcik byline for ILTA Peer to Peer Magazine
sponsored by CommVault
WHITE PAPER: In this quick 1-page article, 6 questions are provided to help hash out what data is necessary to store, and what will only add clutter. Read on to discover how your organization can reduce long-term storage costs and improve records management by simply asking the right questions.
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CommVault

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

Hitachi Unified Storage VM All Flash System: Comparative Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an in-depth comparative guide to 9 different all-flash storage models as they are compared between 25 features.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

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

DataStream Architecture
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get an exclusive look at one vendor's storage system design that achieves performance and scale through common and narrow low-level interfaces to MicroArrays.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

Coho Data
 
 
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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