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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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Flash Storage is Rapidly Becoming The Best Choice for Handling Object Storage
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: In this expert-guide, discover why flash is a realistic choice for storing non-mission critical data, as well as some practices to help you prepare your flash array to handle object storage. Inside, learn how SSDs are beginning to outperform HDDs, how to begin storage caching, and 7 ways flash storage is the best option for any size workload.
Posted: 31 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Demystifying storage performance metrics
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: We walk you through the key storage metrics you need to know about, look at how storage array makers present them in their product literature, and how to decode IOPS, latency and read/write performance figures.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

E-Brief: Architecting Storage for a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EBRIEF: In this expert briefing, veteran IT industry consultant Chris Evans drills into the specific challenges that storage managers face when implementing virtual desktop infrastructures, and provides practical tips to help guarantee a VDI project that meets expectations and delivers on its projected ROI.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Published: 23 Feb 2012

SearchStorage.com

3D Demos for Server and Storage Products
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
RESOURCE: This resource provides 3D demos for a wide araay of Oracle Server and Storage Products.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2014

Oracle and Intel®

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

Learn How to Store 5x More Data in the Same Space
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This slide show talks about the challenges that organizations are facing due to explosive data growth. It also talks about an efficient, virtualized, flash-optimized storage solution that delivers 5x more storage without tying up additional space.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CDW and IBM

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

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

Almost Time for SSD Flash Storage to be Used with Object Storage
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses how SSD could increase object storage performance by as much as 100 times what it delivers today without compromising scalability or durability. Learn how to get more out of your object storage.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 05 Dec 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

Address the small and midsized storage challenge
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases an entry-level disk storage system designed with capabilities that offer efficiency and flexibility through built-in thin provisioning and non-disruptive migration of data from existing storage. Find out how this solution addresses block storage requirements of SMBs at an affordable price point.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2012

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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