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Stephen Foskett, Contributor Published: 13 Oct 2012

What you will learn in this tip: Storage thin provisioning is a popular technology for users looking to improve storage efficiency, but it can be difficult to implement. Find out what to look for in thin provisioning technology, the challenges associated with it and how to use thin provisioning in your environment. Nobody wants to pay for something they’re not using, but enterprise data storage managers do it all the time. The inflexible nature of disk storage purchasing and provisioning leads to shockingly low levels of capacity utilization. Improving the efficiency of storage has been a persistent theme of the industry and a goal for most storage professionals for a decade, but only thin provisioning technology has delivered tangible, real-world benefits. The concept of thin provisioning may be simple to comprehend, but it’s a complex technology to implement effectively. If an array only allocates storage capacity that contains data, it can store far more data than one that allocates all remaining (and unnecessary) “white space.” But storage arrays are ... Access >>>

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