thin provisioning


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thin provisioning

A storage virtualization technology that dynamically allocates space as required in a storage area network (SAN). Rather than pre-allocate storage that sits empty until it is used, thin provisioning lets network administrators over-allocate capacity without actually reserving physical storage. Thin provisioning provides more efficient use of storage resources but requires software that frees up unused blocks as soon as data are deleted and manages storing new data in a more orderly fashion. See storage virtualization and SAN.
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Permabit pioneers the development of data reduction software that provides data deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning. It is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with operations in California, Texas, Korea and Japan.
One of the major efficiencies was implemented in March 2012 when NMCI initiated a concept called "thin provisioning." In a thin provisioned storage infrastructure, storage capacity is dynamically allocated as it is used rather than statically allocated in a "thick provisioning" model.
Through thin provisioning, target deduplication and inline compression, IceWEB's unified storage arrays enable standardization, consolidation and optimized storage utilization for virtual and cloud environments, saving up to 90% of storage costs, while reducing space, power and cooling requirements and simplifying storage management.
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According to Moody's senior vice president, Richard Lane, while "the acquisition will provide Dell important data storage capabilities such as automated tiering and thin provisioning, the overall financial impact will be modest since Compellent's revenue is less than 1% the size of Dell".
During the program both Avnet and HP highlighted various techniques that can be used to design an effective storage infrastructure, such as data tiering, thin provisioning, data de-duplication, archiving and backup strategies to protect precious data.
which claims its storage systems can cut storage administration costs by up to 90 percent and infrastructure costs by up to 75 percent, provides highly-virtualised storage solutions with advanced data management features (dynamic tiring, thin provisioning, etc.) for cloud-computing environments and is especially known for its "thinprovisioning" technology, which enables storage resources to be delivered on demand, in contrast to raditional "fat provisioning," which dedicates an excess amount of storage to an application in anticipation of future growth.
Automated tiering is fully integrated with other storage system features, including space-efficient snapshots, thin provisioning and replication.
Other technologies like thin provisioning and storage virtualization provide greater storage utilization and cost-efficient DR (respectively) are also in high demand.
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