Thin provisioning, UNMAP and checkpoints/snapshots are powerful technologies when used wisely. And to truly benefit, we must master them. This will allow us to better deliver storage and offer data protection.
While these technologies can be used at the physical layer (storage array), at the virtual layer (Hyper-V) or a combination of both, what we choose depends on the environment, budget and workloads. They offer:
- cost reduction
- operational benefits in ease of use
- operational benefits in speed of recovering to points in time
- operational benefits in offering data to Development Operations (DevOps) teams
This white paper will help you understand these concepts better in order to make better decisions for your needs.