Thin Provisioned LUN

What is a Thin Provisioned LUN?

Thin provisioning is the act of using virtualization technology to provide storage on-demand-allocation and over-subscription capability to maximize storage utilization. On-demand allocation of blocks of data versus the traditional method of allocating all the blocks up front makes storage space consumption only happens when the data is physically created. Besides, over-subscription is a mechanism that allows a server to view more storage capacity than has been physically reserved on the storage array itself. Synology NAS supports thin provisioning with both on-demand-allocation and over-subscription could help you enhance storage efficiency, and lower your TCO.