Storage provisioning is the process of assigning storage, usually in the form of server disk drive space to optimize the performance of a storage area network (SAN).
Types of storage provisioning
1. Thick Provisioning
2. Thin Provisioning
What is Thick Provisioning?
Thick provisioning is a type of storage pre-allocation. With thick provisioning, the complete amount of virtual disk storage capacity is pre-allocated on the physical storage when the virtual disk is created.
What is Thin Provisioning?
Thin provisioning (TP) is a method of optimizing the efficiency with which the available space is utilized in storage area networks (SAN).
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