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ALSO CALLED: Highly Available Computing, Data Availability, HA, High-availability, Availability
DEFINITION: In information technology, high availability refers to a system or component that is continuously operational for a desirably long length of time. Availability can be measured relative to "100% operational" or "never failing." A widely-held but difficult-to-achieve standard of availability for a system or product is known as "five 9s" (99.999 percent) availability.Since a computer system or a network  … 
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IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller Technology Gives Nexans Optimum Storage Flexibility
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to learn how Nexans Euromold expired (HP msa1000), André Fouquart, Information Systems Manager at Nexans, went looking for a new storage platform. It soon became clear that an IBM SVC solution combined with IBM System Storage™ DS3400 arrays was the best solution, read more now.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2010

IBM

Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications: A Critical Step on the Journey Toward the Private Cloud
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper explains how much of the Enterprise IT community is at a crossroads in extending their journey to the private cloud: Companies must virtualize their business critical applications in order to reap the benefits of cloud computing.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

VMware, Inc.

Why Virtualize?
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the potential benefits and key decisions associated with virtualization projects and how to get started.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

AT&T Corp

Consider Oracle Standard Edition to Reduce Database Management System Costs
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Is your company spending too much on Oracle database management licensing and maintenance solutions? Discover a way your organization can save money on database management and licensing. Read this Gartner report, compliments of Quest Software, today.
Posted: 12 Oct 2010 | Published: 12 Oct 2010

Dell Software

Improving Availability in a Digital Hospital: Balancing High Levels of Availability and Efficiency
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: This paper, with embedded links and videos, will highlight the most essential points IT and facility managers need to know when evaluating the benefits and costs associated with powering and cooling their hospital's network closets.
Posted: 11 Oct 2010 | Published: 11 Oct 2010

Emerson Network Power

How Your Business Can Attain Maximum ROI from Virtualization: A Guide for Business and IT Leadership
sponsored by VMware and Intel
WHITE PAPER: As a leader of a SMBs, your expertise lies in improving your business, not the technology that runs it. With virtualization, it’s enough to know that your business can decrease costs, increase IT productivity and protect corporate assets. And VMware is the clear leader in virtualization solutions for SMBs. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 11 Oct 2010 | Published: 11 Oct 2010

VMware and Intel

Architecting Oracle VM Solution with Sun ZFS Storage Appliances and Sun Servers
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: With virtualization and its ability to install multiple operating systems (OSs) and run them independently on a single server, IT can effectively consolidate hundreds of servers while optimizing resources and simplifying the infrastructure. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

Oracle Corporation

Hot Aisle vs. Cold Aisle Containment
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines hot and cold air containment and highlights the reasons why hot aisle containment emerges as the preferred best practice.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

APC by Schneider Electric

Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications
sponsored by VMware and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Many IT organizations are interested in virtualizing their business-critical applications but want to be absolutely certain they can deliver the same or better performance, scalability and availability in a virtualized environment. In the vast majority of cases they can. Read this paper to learn about VMware and Intel solutions.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

VMware and Intel

The Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform for the Enterprise
sponsored by Mezeo Software
WHITE PAPER: Cloud storage reduces the cost of storing less critical files, automating business processes and providing ubiquitous access to employees globally. The deployable Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform is an enterprise-class solution ideal for organizations looking to implement private clouds.
Posted: 21 Sep 2010 | Published: 21 Sep 2010

Mezeo Software

The Economics of Cooperative Control: Protocols are Free
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the controller-based architecture was created to solve manageability, mobility (as opposed to portability), and high operational expenditure (OPEX) problems that were prevalent in autonomous (fat, thick, standalone) AP implementations.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

Aerohive Networks

Ensuring High Availability for Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Every Active Directory administrator will agree that the health stability and recoverability of Active Directory is essential for the enterprise. If Active Directory fails, even in the slightest manner, one or all of the services and communications with Active Directory can also fail. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 15 Sep 2010 | Published: 15 Sep 2010

Dell Software

Cloud Based Application Architecture Using Smart Computing
sponsored by Joyent
WHITE PAPER: Joyent’s Smart Computing architecture is a comprehensive and integrated system that spans from dynamic CPU and memory usage through complete data center management and resource allocation. This paper provides a broad framework for companies to examine typical Joyent cloud computing application architectures.
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 08 Sep 2010

Joyent

Agentless Architecture. Agentless Backup is Not A Myth
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Backup and recovery software typically requires agents that are installed onto the host servers that a system administrator wants to back up. The Asigra solution requires no agents, which inherently makes it easier to install and support than legacy backup and recovery solutions. Read this whitepaper to learn more!
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Published: 24 Aug 2010

Asigra

Data Deduplication: An Essential Component of your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: Data Deduplication is a technology that helps organizations balance opposing demands. Disk based backups can be rolled out in order to reduce the backup window and improve recovery time, and deduplication means the investment in those disk based targets is maximized. Continue reading this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

arcserve

Remote/Branch Office Data Protection and System Availability
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: There are many approaches to remote office data protection and system availability. This paper describes best practices in using available technologies for protection, recovery and availability of remote or branch office systems, applications and data.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

arcserve

Risk Never Sleeps: Managing Risk in an Uncertain World
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: IT professionals are increasingly responsible for doing more than just provisioning servers and maintaining applications – they are core players in the risk management process. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

SunGard Availability Services

Crisis Management
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: This document is not designed as a substitute for a comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan; nor does it contain recovery procedures specific to your organization. This material suggests high-level issues that you should consider if you are in response mode. SunGard Availability Services is providing this as a public service.
Posted: 18 Aug 2010 | Published: 18 Aug 2010

SunGard Availability Services

Mimecast Unifies Email Security, Archiving, and Continuity Services in the Cloud
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: The market for cloud-based IT infrastructure services delivered in a software-as-a-service model continues to grow. IDC research indicates this model of IT delivery is disrupting traditional licensed software markets and changing how archiving, backup, recovery, and security technologies are procured. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2010 | Published: 17 Aug 2010

Mimecast

Assessing the Financial Impact of Downtime
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will address the assessment of threats to your IT operations, inclusive of systems, applications, and data, and will guide you through the process of developing solid numbers around the potential costs they represent.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Vision Solutions

The Power of Information Availability - What Every Senior Executive Should Know
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how the power of an information availability solution can transform that non-productive, non-profitable downtime into the optimum level of value-producing business uptime for your organization.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Vision Solutions

3 Options for VMware Disaster Recovery and CDP
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Continuous data protection (or CDP) has been used by large enterprises for sometime for disaster recovery and to achieve the highest level of business continuity. Read this whitepaper to find out the 5 things you need to know about CDP and 3 options for VMware disaster recovery.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Veeam Software

Deduplication and VMware Backup Sprawl
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to demonstrate that by using the deduplication and compression engine within the Veeam Backup and Replication product, it is possible to make a positive impact in the storage environment of any organisation.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Veeam Software

HP Mission Critical Services Enhancement for SAP Environments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: SAP solutions are business-critical, requiring high levels of availability, performance and support services. HP's Mission Critical Services Enhancement for SAP Environments proactively address performance and availability issues, benefiting from a single point of accountability for all support requirements. Read this paper for more details.
Posted: 23 Jul 2010 | Published: 23 Jul 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

Optimizing Management efficiency for Storage Infrastructures
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Dell/EMC NS family of unified storage enables organizations to easily and cost-effectively consolidate both unstructured file-system data and structured application data into a single shared storage system - helping organizations control costs, streamline management, and enhance storage availability and performance.
Posted: 13 Jul 2010 | Published: 13 Jul 2010

Dell, Inc.
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HIGH AVAILABILITY DEFINITION (continued): …  consists of many parts in which all parts usually need to be present in order for the whole to be operational, much planning for high availability centers around backup and failover processing and data storage and access. For storage, a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) is one approach. A more recent approach is the storage area network (SAN).Some availability experts emphasize that, for any system to be highly available, the parts of a system should be well-designed and thoroughly tested before they are used. For example, a new application program that has not been thoroughly tested … 
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