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