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3PAR puts a new twist on thin provisioning
October 13, 2009 -- In an effort to keep thin provisioned volumes thin over time, 3PAR today released four new technologies designed to lower the costs associated with storage capacity over time.
IBM upgrades enterprise storage systems
July 14, 2009 -- Big Blue is beefing up the features and functions of its high-end storage platforms - the IBM XIV Storage System and the System Storage DS8000 - with new capabilities for moving data over distances, faster processors and thin provisioning.
Go green by monitoring storage environmentals
June 26, 2009 -- Data center operations are undergoing a "sea change" driven by virtualization, converged storage and server networks, and the emergence of environmental sustainability as a key consideration for IT.
HDS service reclaims storage capacity
June 18, 2009 -- Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) this week extended its use of thin provisioning technology and began offering software and services designed to reclaim underutilized storage capacity.
Robobak offers thin option for Exchange backups
December 5, 2008 -- <strong>December 4, 2008</strong> -- Robobak is set to launch version 9 of its&nbsp;data protection&nbsp;software with a host of upgrades, including an option&nbsp;that can cut the backup window for Exchange by as much as 90%.
VMworld: EMC brings Symmetrix thin provisioning to VMware
September 17, 2008 -- <B>September 17, 2008</B> -- At the VMworld conference in Las Vegas today, EMC announced a round of upgrades to its ControlCenter storage resource management (SRM) software: Application Discovery Manager and EMC Infra service desk system products
New 3PAR arrays offer hardware-based thin provisioning
September 5, 2008 -- <b>September 5, 2008</b> -- This week 3PAR announced the general availability of a new family of storage systems -- the 3PAR InServ T400 and T800 Storage Servers.
Thin-provisioning options for file systems
January 18, 2008 -- <B>January 18, 2008</B>—Thin provisioning for file systems was first introduced in 2002 and has experienced renewed interest with the explosive growth in thin-provisioned block storage subsystems.
Managing growth with storage virtualization
January 1, 2008 -- Storage virtualization and thin provisioning help a Midwest financial firm manage server growth, avoid resource constraints, and delay the purchase of a large array.