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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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Hardware White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Data Center Physical Realities in a Software-Defined And Virtualized World
sponsored by Raritan Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover five key aspects of IT that are inextricably tied to computing's physical realities, even as computing becomes more virtualized, software-defined, and cloud-based. You'll also learn three actions to take to address the physical realities of business in an increasingly tech-centric world.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Raritan Inc.

You Can't Unlock the Value of Big Data Without Scalable Hardware
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how a combination of agile analytics software and sturdy hardware can help you unlock key big data insights. Learn how to employ predictive analysis to create financial forecasts, expand your database infrastructure while economizing space, quickly identify and track patterns in large quantities of data, and more.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

NEC Corporation of America

Combine Hardware and Software Analytics to Put Big Data to Work
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn how you can combine both hardware and software BI analytics solutions to cut big data analysis time when processing the same amount of data, contain datacenter sprawl, easily combine and compare separate data sets to suit your business' needs and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

NEC Corporation of America

StarWind HyperConverged Appliance
sponsored by StarWind Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Custom built hyperconverged appliances may be the solution to SMB and ROBO pain points as it requires little effort, no special skills from IT and costs less than DIY kits. In this white paper, learn about a hyperconverged appliance that can aggregate servers and virtual shared storage into a single manageable layer and reduce costs by up to 90%.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

StarWind Software Inc.

Performance and Load Testing
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper, analyses an integrated solution for your data center that will allow you to keep up with the most demanding applications. Also, see the results of multiple real world workload tests and how this platform was able to operate efficiently and overcome common data center challenges.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cost, Speed, and Reliability Tradeoffs between N+1 UPS Configurations
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper discusses key tradeoffs between internal "modular" redundant UPS and parallel redundant UPSs as well as stresses the importance of fault tolerance within the UPS to ensure that availability, reliability and maintainability needs are met.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Schneider Electric

IBM Storwize: All-Flash Arrays Can Fit Within Hybrid Storage Infrastructures
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, ESG surveyed 373 IT decision makers responsible for their organizations' data storage environments and the results pointed to a hierarchy of needs. Read on to find out the top seven features IT decisions want from their solid state storage solution.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016


DCIG Buyer's Guide for Midmarket Enterprise Storage Arrays
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: The DCIG 2016-17 Midmarket Enterprise Storage Array Buyer's Guide serves the needs of the midmarket technology buyer, collecting data on 17 of the top products in the industry and presenting that data in easy-to-consume one-page summaries. The analyst firm focused its evaluation on storage arrays with a maximum raw storage capacity of 500TB.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016


Dell Appliance for Wyse - Citrix® Reference Architecture
sponsored by Dell, Microsoft and Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Explore the architecture design, configuration, and implementation considerations for the key components required to deliver virtual desktops or shared session desktops using the Dell Appliance for Wyse. Also, take a look at the solution architecture overview, hardware components, software components, and more.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Dell, Microsoft and Citrix

Protecting Your Business in the DigitalTransformation Journey
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are responding to security threats in various ways as they go about their digital transformation. This white paper examines these threats and explains how to adopt a comprehensive approach to protection and resilience.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

HPE and Intel®

Data Center Applications Standards Reference Guide: Networking and Storage
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: In this technical white paper, discover a detailed overview of the most prevalent networking and storage applications in today's modern data centers. Additionally, read on to get instruction on computer clustering, SAN and server cabling, data security, and more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016


Easing IT migration to Windows 10
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Operating system (OS) migration is a complex, daunting task. This white paper will act as your guide to a successful migration, exploring the challenges you'll face and a solution that will make the process easier.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 08 Apr 2016


Key Features to Look for When Choosing a Flash Storage Product
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This buyers' guide reveals what constitutes a solid foundation for evaluating and selecting all-flash storage for enterprise class environments.
Posted: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2015

Pure Storage

Side By Side Comparison: SSD Architectures
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: Many companies are looking to upgrade to flash storage. However, there are a vast amount of flash storage arrays on the market. How can you choose the one that's right for you?Access this white paper for a side by side comparison of two all-flash arrays to help you decide on an array that's right for your business.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

NetApp SolidFire

Comparing Solid-State Storage Architectures
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to compare two solid-state storage systems, and decide if one is right for your business.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

NetApp SolidFire

Top 5 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


Technical Support Services for SAP HANA on Power Systems
sponsored by IBM FD
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to ensure your SAP HANA running on Power Systems Infrastructure is available and running optimally by using a support service offering an array of flexible support options for the full lifecycle of your SAP HANA on Power Systems infrastructure.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015


Riverbed Hyper-converged Edge
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at the architecture of traditional HCIs and how organizations are turning to stateless, rather than stateful, hyper-converged architectures to overcome common remote office dilemmas.
Posted: 17 Dec 2015 | Published: 17 Dec 2015

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Goodbye to Windows Server 2003. Hello HP. Successfully migrate to the New Style of IT
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: Read this transcript for five considerations that will convince you to migrate from Windows Server 2003.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015


IBM FlashSystem 900: Value at the Core
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how flash storage can boost storage performance and speed up processing times. Read on to learn about the technology behind a new flash storage system.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Apr 2015


Real-time Compression Results In Storage Efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a storage system that uses real-time compression and SSD technology to boost storage performance. Read on to learn more about how the benefits of this storage system provide a strong ROI, and how your organization could cut costs.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


ESG: Economics of Flash Compared to Hard Disk
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the economic value of flash compared to hard disks and decide for yourself if flash is worth the investment.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015


Seven Principles for Achieving High Performance and Scalability for Information Integration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for information integration success stories. Also, find critical success criteria for an architecture's scalability.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


A reference architecture for a leading solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the reference architecture for a leading server solution. Learn how this architecture is designed to influence the benefits of virtualizing the underlying infrastructure and address the common problems associated with hardware sprawl.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

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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