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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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Best Practices for Server Migration with Windows® Server 2012
sponsored by Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for some reasons to consider migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2 as well as best practices for a successful migration.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Lenovo

Best-In-Class Attributes for Today's Optimized Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Procesor Intel® Xeon®)
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn why Best-in-Class IT comes out on top when compared to others, including several benefits.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 15 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Procesor  Intel® Xeon®)

Next Steps Following a Popular Server's End-of-Life
sponsored by Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: To see what's out there, check in with the experts at SearchWindowsServer to take a look beyond traditional operating systems. Discover contemporary technological solutions such as the cloud, as well as the pros and cons of different providers.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 15 Apr 2015

Lenovo

How to Handle the High Demands of Today's Workloads
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Procesor Intel® Xeon®)
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn why businesses must take the opportunity to update their hardware in order to meet the demands of today's workloads, as well as gain the significant benefits that a modern IT infrastructure brings.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Procesor  Intel® Xeon®)

Riak NoSQL for high availability and scale
sponsored by Basho Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why companies are moving away from relational databases and towards Riak. Additionally, learn simple patterns for building common applications in Riak using its key/value design, dealing with data conflicts, and discuss multi-datacenter replication.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Basho Technologies

Side By Side Comparison: SSD Architectures
sponsored by 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

Solidfire

Comparing Solid-State Storage Architectures
sponsored by 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

Solidfire

CeedoDesktop OEM for VDI Software/Hardware Manufacturers
sponsored by Ceedo Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource highlights a technology that allows you to provide your customers with an advanced desktop layering solution that can shorten adoption cycle, reduce management overhead, and streamline IT operations.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Ceedo Technologies

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

IBM

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

IBM

VDI Client Mountable Display Ensures Ergonomic Functionality & Stability
sponsored by ViewSonic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource highlights a monitor that features an industry-leading client-mountable ergonomic stand for stable, trouble-free client mounting. Find out how this technology is compatible with most discrete VDI clients and addresses the needs of enterprise VDI deployments.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

ViewSonic Corporation

Hadoop for Cloud ebook
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how you can use Hadoop in the cloud to cost-effectively deploy analytics for all users in your organization, providing the benefits of big data to everyone. Read on to learn how to reduce hardware and software costs, avoid future expansion costs, and simplify development processes.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

ESG Lab Validation: Flash Arrays for Oracle Enterprise Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how implementing flash arrays can boost storage performance so that the database can meet its performance requirements, and manage the growth of data within the database.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

NetApp

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Design and Sizing Guide
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights how administrators can correctly design and size a Virtual SAN cluster, answers some of the common question around number of hosts, flash devices and magnetic disks, and outlines the configuration options.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

VMware, Inc.

A More Efficient and Flexible Approach to Storage in Virtual Environments
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the new VMware Virtual SAN 6.0, which is a storage solution that combines the compute and storage resources of vSphere hosts.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

VMware, Inc.

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

IBM

Challenging The Status Quo On Maintenance Contracts And Refresh Cycles To Lower Costs
sponsored by Curvature
WHITE PAPER: In this informative report issued by Forrester, explore the results from their survey that was designed to explore how customers evaluate and select networking tech vendors, schedule equipment upgrades, and gauge awareness of third party networking solutions.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Mar 2013

Curvature

Busting Solid-State Storage Myths: Maximizing the Impact of Flash
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to bust common solid state storage myths, and find out exactly how some companies are using flash to reach their data storage goals.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Understand The Role of Applications in the Business World
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to learn why applications are critical component to business operations today, and what exactly an application centric infrastructure (ACI) can do for your company.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Many Benefits of High-Security: Cost-Effective Server Solutions
sponsored by Lenovo and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains exactly how updating your business' infrastructure benefits its bottom line. Read on for expert advice on how it can best be implemented.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Lenovo and Intel

10 Reasons Why Hardware Upgrades are Critical
sponsored by Lenovo and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the costs and benefits of upgrading your hardware and your server.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Lenovo and Intel

IDC Technology Spotlight: Datacenter security
sponsored by Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the cost of retaining old IT infrastructure and helps you decide when to replace it.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Lenovo

Group-Based Policy for OpenStack
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the new OpenStack Group-Based Policy (GBP) framework designed to offer a new set of API extensions to manage OpenStack infrastructure through declarative policy abstractions. Find out how GBP is based on four main concepts and explore a broad range of use cases.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Changing the Data Center Economics with All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how an all-flash array is changing the economics of the data center by benefitting key areas
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

Kaminario

Automate to innovate - Achieve lightning fast SAP business processes
sponsored by Automic
WHITE PAPER: To keep your customers you must accelerate your SAP business processes. Read this white paper to find out how a Business Process Accelerator for SAP can enable your business processes to speed up without additional hardware.
Posted: 09 Mar 2015 | Published: 09 Mar 2015

Automic
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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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