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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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Taking a Business Centric Approach to Service Level Compliance
sponsored by Neverfail Group Limited
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses why it is imperative that Service Level Agreements (SLA) are defined from a business centric perspective and that the most appropriate solution is employed, to ensure that service availability can be delivered enabling compliance with the SLA.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Neverfail Group Limited

Eliminating End User and Application Downtime:  Protecting Mission-Critical Multi-Tier Business Applications with Neverfail and Virtualization
sponsored by Neverfail
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines many of the common deployment scenarios that such organizations face and describes how Neverfail Continuous Availability and virtualization can be used to deliver a more complete, consistent and cost effective availability solution for mission-critical, business applications.
Posted: 17 Jan 2011 | Published: 17 Jan 2011

Neverfail

Leveraging Clustered File System Software to Deliver Superior Application Availability
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Transactional application availability is more important than ever to businesses in a globalized economy. This Vendor Spotlight examines the various architectural approaches to ensuring application uptime and availability, particularly a clustered file system approach with clustered services.
Posted: 28 Dec 2010 | Published: 28 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications With Confidence
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Within any business, a number of applications exist that are critical to the success of the business. As a result, these applications and the systems they run on require a higher level of availability. The trade off with increasing application availability is an additional cost in terms of redundant hardware and complexity.
Posted: 27 Dec 2010 | Published: 27 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 High Availability
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about how Oracle Database 11g Release 2 protects your business from all common causes of unplanned downtime and planned downtime, including human error.
Posted: 20 Dec 2010 | Published: 20 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation

Disaster Recovery with ETERNUS DX – The Data Safe – and VMware SRM
sponsored by Fujitsu America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper shows the way to protect data and business, where hardware is only one factor. The other factor is the proof that in a worst case scenario the protection works well. The challenge is to test that protection in near real-life situations but without impact on business production.
Posted: 06 Dec 2010 | Published: 06 Dec 2010

Fujitsu America, Inc.

Building a Highly-Available Enterprise Network with Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Globalization and network convergence are driving the need for non-stop operations. Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches are designed for 99.999% uptime.
Posted: 23 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

Juniper Networks, Inc.

VMware and Dell Solutions for Small to Medium Business: Ensuring Rapid, Reliable and Affordable Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Affordable high availability and disaster recovery solutions are critical to the survival of all SMBs in the event of a disaster. Building on years of helping SMBs protect their information, VMware and Dell provide cost-effective and robust data protection, disaster recovery, and high availability solutions.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

Dell and VMware

Email as Part of a Business Continuity Strategy: Why always-on-business requires always-on-email
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: The paper looks at the general approaches available to ensure email continuity from a high level and the implications of deploying each strategy on infrastructure, budget, people and resilience.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

Mimecast

Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on Dell Servers
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This article provides an introduction to Hyper-V virtualization, discusses the overall architecture and underlying technologies, and offers guidance on best practices for deployment on Dell PowerEdge servers.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 | Published: 19 Nov 2010

Dell and Microsoft

Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications With Confidence
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Within any business, a number of applications exist that are critical to the success of the business. As a result, these applications and the systems they run on require a higher level of availability. The trade off with increasing application availability is an additional cost in terms of redundant hardware and complexity.
Posted: 15 Nov 2010 | Published: 15 Nov 2010

Symantec Corporation

SMB Guide to Continuous Operations
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: SMBs can’t afford not to have a plan for continuous operations, especially when it comes to the computer systems, applications and data the business depends on to keep going — and growing. This paper highlights some of the issues around implementing SMB business continuity practices and provides guidance on developing an effective BC strategy.
Posted: 08 Nov 2010 | Published: 08 Nov 2010

CA Technologies.

Intelligent File Virtualization with F5 ARX
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Intelligent file virtualization resolves this dilemma in a simple and effective manner. This white paper introduces the ARX intelligent file virtualization solution. It also discusses the key applications and benefits of this innovative technology.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

F5 Networks

RIM BlackBerry® Enterprise Server on VMware® Virtual Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: VMware and RIM have worked together over the past two-plus years to provide official support of Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) solutions on VMware virtual infrastructure. In this white paper, learn about the best practices for running BlackBerry® Enterprise Server on VMware® Infrastructure 3 or VMware vSphere™ 4.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

VMware, Inc.

IPAM Intelligence: All Road Leads To Proteus
sponsored by BlueCat
WHITE PAPER: As IPAM evolves from a simple marriage between DNS and DHCP services, its definition cannot be limited to simply the benefits derived from dynamically linking DNS and DHCP functionality together. IPAM transcends this marriage to include features and functions shaped by this new requirement in an age of dynamic IP address data.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

BlueCat

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
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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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