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ALSO CALLED: Compact Disks - Read Only Memory
DEFINITION: CD-ROM (Compact Disc, read-only-memory) is an adaptation of the CD that is designed to store computer data in the form of text and graphics, as well as hi-fi stereo sound. The original data format standard was defined by Philips and Sony in the 1983 Yellow Book. Other standards are used in conjunction with it to define directory and file structures, including ISO 9660, HFS (Hierarchal File System,  … 
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Case Study - Australia Institute of Management
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This case study highlights the importance of updating IT systems to handle increased storage demands. It also explains how one organization was able to implement a shared storage solution that was designed to work in a virtualized environment.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Nimble Storage

Case Study: Airport Authority Grows Using Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Read this informative case study to learn how Indianapolis Airport Authority was able to improve IT efficiency and streamline operations in support of new airport initiatives with a converged infrastructure deployment and how they were able to realize the benefits of reduced server deployment time, lower energy and cooling costs, and more.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Closing the print security gap
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This report provides an overview of the inherent risks when operating an insecure print environment and discusses the current market landscape while recommending some best practices for adopting an integrated information and print security strategy.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 07 Nov 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Cloud-Integrated Storage
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares two solutions that deliver enterprise cloud-integrated storage. One uses Storage Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS) and the other uses a Global Cloud Storage System. Read on to find out the benefits of each solution and decide which is best for your business.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Nasuni Corporation

Consolidate and Optimize IT Management with Dell Active Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Explore this brief whitepaper to learn about a converged infrastructure solution that comes pre-integrated and optimized with infrastructure management software
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Consolidate Your Back-Up Systems to Save Money and Reduce Risks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: When a data disaster occurs, are you confident that the right person with the right training will log into the right system, restore the right data to the right place and do it quickly? Read this white paper to learn how one company found a solution to this problem.
Posted: 21 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

CW Special Report on HP
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This 12 page special report from Computer Weekly gives you the facts on HP, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 23 Mar 2013 | Published: 22 Mar 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Dell Data Protection Point of View: Recover everything. Every time. On time.
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at modern companies' need for improved data protection, and discusses tools that can protect different kinds of data.
Posted: 20 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 May 2013

Dell, Inc.

Business Ready Solutions for Virtual Infrastructure Availability Using Dell™ PowerEdge™ Servers, Dell Powervault™ Storage, and VMware vSphere™
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents an example configuration and best practices for deploying and configuring a highly available architecture using an example solution configuration and then discussing how the configuration helps in maximizing uptime.
Posted: 24 Nov 2009 | Published: 24 Jul 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

CalTech Relies on Nexsan Reliability and Power Efficiency to Store Two Petabytes of Critical NASA Data
sponsored by Nexsan
WHITE PAPER: With exploding amounts of data, CalTech needed to store critical digital information for NASA on a storage system that could deliver enterprise class reliability with power efficient technology to drive down cost. With over 2 petabytes of data on Nexsan Storage, CalTech has experienced 99.9% hardware reliability over the last 7 years.
Posted: 25 Feb 2010 | Published: 25 Feb 2010

Nexsan

Can Your Data Center Infrastructure Handle the Heat of High Density
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: High density computing is today's standard in best-in-class performance and availability, and those that fail to keep pace or fall behind will find themselves no longer competitive in today's markets.
Posted: 11 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

CyrusOne

Changing the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This infographic highlights a flash storage solution that is 1/5 the price of other SSD solutions, but has 90% less latency than traditional spinning arrays.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers for Microsoft Exchange 2010
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: Explore this solution brief to learn about an innovative rack server series specifically designed to help organizations deploy and effectively run Microsoft Exchange Server environments. Learn more about the advanced features and benefits of this hardware.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 22 Apr 2013

Insight

Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning©: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency in the Upcoming Technology Refresh Cycle
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper encourages all businesses, regardless of size and complexities, to consider a more formal "green" strategy in regards to client computing and the technology refresh cycle.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 17 Oct 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Coffee Break: Embracing Tiered Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lauds the benefits of tiered storage and how it can help you deal with booming data demands.
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 | Published: 23 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

Competing in the Expanding Universe of Digital Information and Big Data
sponsored by EMC Isilon
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper breaks down everything big data - learn exactly how big data is defined, and how to utilize big data technologies in order to create long-term organizational and economic value. This white paper also explores what types of organizations can benefit most from big data technologies - read on for more.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

EMC Isilon

Configuration and Change Management for IT Compliance and Risk Management
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses key issues surrounding configuration management and compliance, such as the IT department's need to lower costs, increase management flexibility and control, and increase responsiveness to business needs and requirements.
Posted: 08 Jan 2009 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Tripwire, Inc.

Considerations for Deploying Deduplication in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Deduplication has been one of the hottest technologies in the storage industry for almost three years and has grown into a mainstream technology from the large enterprise down to the small business and remote office. Read this white paper to learn the important questions for SMB managers to ask.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2010

Quantum Corporation

Converged Storage: Utility Storage - The Ideal Platform for Virtual and Cloud Computing
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: In this IDG Tech Dossier, learn how utility storage makes for massive consolidation, flexibility and scalability, so IT departments can reduce storage infrastructure and lower costs while improving their ability to respond to fast-changing needs of business units.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

HP and Intel

Coraid EtherDrive Storage is ESG Lab Proven
sponsored by Coraid
WHITE PAPER: This ESG lab review explores the results from hands-on testing of an emerging SAN solution designed to meet today's growing storage challenges. In this paper, learn how this integrated technology can deliver an unprecedented price-performance ratio while maintaining easy installation and simplified management.
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

Coraid

Customers Achieve Extreme Performance at Lowest Cost with Oracle Exadata Database Machine
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains a sampling of real business results that organizations in a variety of industries worldwide have achieved by implementing Oracle Exadata. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Oracle Corporation

Deduplication: Trends, Predictions, and Usage Best Practices
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Through deduplication delivered from Data Domain appliances and an entire ecosystem of backup technologies, EMC is improving efficiency, enabling customers to spend less time and money on backup and recovery. EMC continues to invest in the extensibility of its Data Domain platform and DD Boost software.
Posted: 30 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

EMC Corporation

Delivering Tomorrow's Backup and Recovery Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the best practices for modernizing all facets of your backup and recovery architecture in a fashion that suits your budget and established processes. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Jan 2012

EMC Corporation

DELL DX Object Storage Platform – Remote Synchronous Replication Configuration
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this document is to provide DX Storage administrators, application developers, and support teams instructions on the DX platform configuration required when applications are utilizing the remote synchronous write feature to enable synchronous writes to a local and remote DX Clusters.
Posted: 01 May 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Dell PowerEdge C8000 Series: Flexible, Powerful, and Efficient
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief resource to learn about the Dell PowerEdge C8000 – the only shared infrastructure which enables organizations to easily reconfigure, refresh and scale out as needed.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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CD-ROM DEFINITION (continued): …  for Macintosh computers), and Hybrid HFS-ISO. Format of the CD-ROM is the same as for audio CDs: a standard CD is 120 mm (4.75 inches) in diameter and 1.2 mm (0.05 inches) thick and is composed of a polycarbonate plastic substrate (underlayer - this is the main body of the disc), one or more thin reflective metal (usually aluminum) layers, and a lacquer coating.The Yellow Book specifications were so general that there was some fear in the industry that multiple incompatible and proprietary formats would be created. In order to prevent such an occurrence, representatives from industry leaders … 
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