Business Intelligence

NetApp Thin Provisioning - Doing More With Less

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Executive Summary

Reducing or deferring a datacenter's capital and/or operational expense has become a paramount concern in today's challenging economic climate. Many storage vendors' promote functionality and features that can purportedly provide potential cost savings but few actually deliver on this promise. However, one proven feature offered in the open system marketplace since the early 2000's is thin provisioning. This storage feature can readily provide immediate and ongoing capital and operational expense savings. The potential cost saving of this feature is significant and are being more and more recognized.

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