Premium Content

Access "Best Practices: High hopes for thin provisioning"

Published: 22 Oct 2012

It seems like everyone is talking about thin provisioning. It's no miracle cure, but the technology can do wonders. It appears that thin provisioning is finally a mainstream technology. With Hitachi Data Systems recently announcing its Universal Storage Platform (USP) V with thin provisioning (called Dynamic Provisioning) and EMC making its Virtual Provisioning announcement, it's only a matter of time before all of the other storage vendors will be touting thin provisioning as a new feature in their product lines. But thin provisioning isn't new. Companies such as 3PAR and other smaller players have been selling it as a core feature of their product lines for a while. With the buzz around virtualization, this technology has suddenly become interesting to more players because it offers a new approach to how storage is provisioned. Is thin provisioning truly a miracle technology? Not really. It's not a tool that can magically provide you with more capacity than you purchased. However, it does let you allocate only what's accessed while allowing the host to ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Big data storage challenges: Speed, capacity and HDFS integration
    big_data_hadoop.png
    E-Handbook

    Big data infrastructure and analytics are some of the hottest technology topics today, and it can sometimes seem impossible to dissect and digest all...

  • Moving target: Endpoint backup
    storage_0814.jpg
    E-Zine

    Mobile workers are now accessing, creating and modifying data on ultra-portable devices such as smartphones, tablets and phablets. Most companies ...

  • A lesson in flash caching
    storage_0714.png
    E-Zine

    Solid-state storage is proliferating as a replacement for hard disk drives, where it offers a quick shift into the fast lane of storage processing. ...