As the drive to “do more with less” becomes a mantra for many organizations, optimizing space utilization is a key goal of many IT departments. Â Storage continues to be one of the major cost components of today’s infrastructure deployments. Â Thin technology, including thin provisioning, offers efficiency benefits that can significantly reduce both capital and operational costs. Â However, implementations of thin technologies differ with the storage vendors. Â This Edison Group report looks at thin provisioning technology from the major storage vendors in today’s marketplace and compares the thin implementations from seven storage array platforms, including Hewlett-Packard’s 3PAR Â StoreServ Storage arrays.
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