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ALSO CALLED: Hardware Devices, Physical Devices, Machines
DEFINITION: In information technology, hardware is the physical aspect of computers, telecommunications, and other devices. The term arose as a way to distinguish the "box" and the electronic circuitry and components of a computer from the program you put in it to make it do things. The program came to be known as the software.Hardware implies permanence and invariability. Software or programming can easily  … 
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Embrace Virtualization, Cloud, and ITaaS: HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 all-flash array
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how to reduce storage management time by 90% and complete 6x more transactions per second with 90% fewer disks.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Improve Data Center Performance with Hybrid Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Thankfully, there's a hybrid storage solution that improves performance while lowering the overall cost per user served. Your organization can take advantage of the benefits of flash without the complexity.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 13 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Struq Customer Story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why a digital advertising company needed to adopt a new cloud infrastructure quickly to keep up with demand.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Architecting the Right Stack for Your Enterprise
sponsored by Scalr
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the layered structure of technologies that make up the cloud, also known as the "cloud stack."
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Scalr

Software-Defined Storage — Enabling the Next-Generation Enterprise IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an SDS platform that provides end-to-end solutions that fully meet performance, availability, support, and scalability needs.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Intel Cloud Builders Guide to Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel Platforms
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes scale-out storage reference architecture to demonstrate a "content cloud storage" deployment.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Red Hat

IDC MarketScape: Who Stands Out in the Data Center Hardware Support Services Market?
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: This study assesses the data center hardware support services market to give you a better sense of which vendors are best positioned to meet current and predicted future demands. Read on to learn which vendors set themselves apart in terms of capabilities and strategies.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CISCO & INTEL®

Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Boot from SAN on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses one component of Cisco's Unified Computing Solution: Stateless computing, which allows all the hardware settings of a server to be saved on a location outside the server itself, and is implemented through an XML-based software feature called a service profile.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Failover Strategies on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how Cisco's popular and powerful Unified Computing Solution is driven by the flexibility and agility of the hardware failover options and Service Profiles.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Receive Top Notch Security Benefits With a Durable Laptop
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the results of a survey that featured over 130 IT and business professionals who use a laptop in a harsher setting.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro

Ensuring the Best Outcome for Your SQL Server 2014 Upgrade
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a checklist of everything you need for a smooth transition to the new SQL Server 2014.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

SolarWinds, Inc.

Fast and Furious: Big Data Analytics Meets Hadoop
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the key features of Hadoop technology that make it ideal for fast-growing streams of data from sensors, social media and more.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

SAS

When 'Secure enough' isn't enough
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the reason why compliance alone may not be enough to provide the security you need to prevent data breaches from occurring.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 01 Feb 2013

Imation Corp.

Improve Performance and Increase Value With A PC Refresh
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals three reasons to upgrade to new client systems in order to improve performance.
Posted: 08 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro

Have Control Over Remote Access—It's Time to Deploy New Laptops
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals several helpful tips surrounding the secure deployment of new laptops.
Posted: 08 Sep 2014 | Published: 08 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Windows 8 Pro

What to look for when evaluating NGFW
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper summarizes the results of three independent tests that can help you select a next-generation firewall, as well as links to public research that you can examine yourself.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Integrated OpenStack Cloud Solution with Service Assurance
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Find out which hardware and software solutions can enable the private cloud to run all workloads.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Intel

Top 5 SQL Server Cluster Setup Mistakes
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 5 SQL Server cluster setup mistakes and learn how to avoid them.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

Idera

The giant’s advantage: Why cloud computing levels the playing field for small businesses
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will find effective cloud computing solutions that will help your business grow—not only for technical purposes, but also with the relationship between your team.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Thomas Davenport separates fact from fiction when it comes to big data.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Mar 2014

SAS

SAP Applications Built on FlexPod
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth guide, learn about SAP apps built on FlexPod, a flexible, shared infrastructure that can scale easily or be configured for secure multi-tenancy and cloud environments. Have the flexibility for virtualized environments today, and grow at your own pace to a fully private cloud in the future.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 May 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Unleashing IT: Big Data Special Edition
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To truly take advantage of all big data has to offer, you need to invest in the right tools, processes, and people. In this special edition of Unleashing IT from Cisco, explore the ins and outs of big data and how it pertains to your business' software, hardware, and process changes.
Posted: 02 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Best Practices for successful IP Address Management (IPAM)
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses several ways to develop a successful IPAM strategy.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

Infoblox

Implementing Global E-Invoicing with Guaranteed Legal Certainty
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business initiatives, and how leading global brands and governments are addressing this need.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

OpenText GXS

IBM System x3650 M4 Servers Data Sheet
sponsored by IBM and Intel.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this datasheet to learn about a scalable server package that can save your enterprise money without sacrificing speed or availability.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Sep 2013

IBM and Intel.
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HARDWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  be varied. You can put an entirely new program in the hardware and make it create an entirely new experience for the user. You can, however, change the modular configurations that most computers come with by adding new adapters or cards that extend the computer's capabilities.Like software, hardware is a collective term. Hardware includes not only the computer proper but also the cables, connectors, power supply units, and peripheral devices such as the keyboard, mouse, audio speakers, and printers.Hardware is sometimes used as a term collectively describing the physical aspects of telephony … 
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