Virtual provisioning is a term which refers to a process of allocating and managing the storage spaces on physical storage on the basis of demand of virtual devices connected in a network.
How does Virtual Provisioning works?
Virtual provisioning is a Storage Area Network (SAN) technique which is used to efficiently manage storage spaces while giving the impact of virtual storage to the user.
User gets an impact of having access to a large storage area. But in reality, he is only granted the required storage space per task to utilize the physical storage area efficiently.
This storage virtualization is managed by Virtual provisioning.
How and where Virtual Provisioning is used?
Virtual Provisioning is used in Virtual and cloud computing environments to facilitate users to store large amount of data on shared physical storage resources.