Veritas Storage Foundation and Thin Provisioning: Rationale, Configuration and Benefits
Modern datacenters are constantly asked to do more with less. Thin provisioning promises to let them do so. It is a mistake to stop there, however. As it has discussed, thin provisioning can be 'Thinner' - more efficient with higher utilization - when Storage Foundation is used to complement thin provisioning hardware. Storage Foundation delivers all the capabilities needed to reduce wasted disk space before the move to thin provisioning, supports the migration itself, and handles operations - creation, deletion, etc - in a thin provisioning environment with the most efficient approach available today. Integrated storage tiering completes the solution, delivering protection against over subscription of physical storage.