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Gartner Report: Thin Provisioning Is Revolutionizing Storage Management

Thin provisioning is defined, and its impact on operations, staff productivity and storage growth rates is explored in detail. Insatiable storage growth, coupled with staff shortages and budget constraints, will make thin provisioning a "must have" feature once it is implemented by more-established storage vendors.

Key Findings

Thin provisioning:

  • Increases utilization rates
  • Improves staff productivity
  • Improves performance
  • Reduces storage system environmental footprint
  • Lowers storage total cost of ownership

Recommendations

  • Include at least one storage system that offers thin provisioning on any shortlist.
  • Quantify the impact of out-of-space conditions on application availability.
  • Quantify the impact of thin provisioning on provisioning request response times and staff productivity.

Read the entire 5 page report, here.

Published Monday, July 30, 2007 5:51 AM by David Marshall
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