Date Added: Jul 2010
Today, many companies face the challenge of how
to accommodate growing storage needs. The easiest answer might be to simply purchase more storage, but at a time when IT dollars can be hard to come by, that may not actually be an option. Suddenly, two priorities hang in the balance: increasing storage for a growing data mass and cutting overall spending.
Don't worry ? there's a solution to this standoff. When it comes to shrinking storage space, just throwing more capacity at the problem isn't always the best solution. Thin provisioning, a form of storage virtualization, can help you optimize the storage space you already have.