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Thin Provisioning: ESG Storage Innovation Series Focus on 3PAR

Thin Provisioning minimizes the cumbersome task of storage provisioning while improving capacity utilization. The economic impact of Thin Provisioning is substantial and depending on the scope of the environment can save your organization hundreds of thousands of dollars. This new technology is just too valuable to ignore and will soon be at the top of the list for required storage system features.

This report will help you discover:

  • The top 8 reasons customers save money with Thin Provisioning
  • Technology comparison: Thin Provisioning versus traditional volume expansion
  • Objections to using Thin Provisioning and ESG's response
  • Real-world customer implementations of Thin Provisioning

Analyst firm ESG believes that Thin Provisioning is one of the most important yet misunderstood advancements within data storage. This report defines and discusses Thin Provisioning, its economic impact and how it works.


Tony Asaro Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group Tony Asaro is a senior analyst for the Enterprise Strategy Group. Asaro brings extensive experience and expertise on storage systems including SAN, NAS and CAS systems, disk-to-disk backup, and storage virtualization solutions. Asaro runs ESG Lab, a hands-on analysis service of storage and storage related technologies and products. Asaro was a co-founder of I/O Integrity (IOI) developing a high-performance storage controller as a system on a chip. Prior to IOI, he ran product management for a data management software company responsible for product requirements, interfacing with customers and strategic directions. Asaro has worked in the high-tech industry for over 18 years as a systems engineer, product manager, marketing and business development professional.
07 May 2007
01 Apr 2006
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