Features and Benefits
Reduce total cost of ownership
Eliminate the need to over-provision storage for yourapplications. Reduce initial disk and capacity-basedsoftware acquisition costs and defer a portion of yourstorage purchases to a later date and take advantageof decreasing disk costs.
Improve disk utilization
By reducing allocated but unused storage you caneliminate stranded storage and reduce the total amountof disk storage required over the life of the system.
Reduce management costs
Dedicate fewer resources and less time to storageprovisioning tasks. HP XP Thin Provisioning Softwareallows you to allocate full storage capacity for yourapplications at the time of installation, even thoughthat allocated capacity exceeds the amount of installedphysical capacity. As the capacity needs of yourapplications grow, add more physical disk capacitywithout impacting your hosts or applications. Allocateonce, grow as needed.
Deploy more applications and servers on your storageinfrastructure.
Deploy applications faster
Save time planning and sizing storage by using thethin provisioning pool and its easy-to-use graphicaluser interface.
Reduce environmental impact
Reduce the environmental footprint of your storage byusing HP StorageWorks XP Thin Provisioning to reducedisk purchases, thus reducing floor space, powerconsumption, and cooling requirements.
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HP StorageWorks XP Thin Provisioning Software