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ALSO CALLED: Reliability (Systems), RAS, Reliability, Reliability, Availability, Serviceability, Availability
DEFINITION: Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) is a set of related attributes that must be considered when designing, manufacturing, purchasing or using a computer product or component. The term was first used by IBM to define specifications for their mainframe s and originally applied only to hardware . Today RAS is relevant to software as well and can be applied to network s, application program  … 
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RAS (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability)White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Continuous Application Availability With EMC VPLEX
sponsored by Bull
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses the effectiveness of "continuous availability" programs as compared to traditional DR and HA, and takes a look at the EMC deployment model for continuous application availability.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Bull

Migrate from AIX Confidently with Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains more about the reasons to migrate to Linux, including increasing hardware choices and moving commodity platforms, as well as why Red Hat Enterprise Linux could be exactly the platform you need.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 02 Apr 2014

Red Hat

Don't Let Planned IT Outages Affect Your Operations
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, you’ll learn how you can provide continuous availability to your end-users by conducting traditionally disruptive tasks – such as data migration and workload rebalancing - on production systems without affecting application processing. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 05 Aug 2013 | Published: 05 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation

Energy Logic: Reducing Data Center Energy Consumption by Creating Savings That Cascade Across Systems
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Emerson Network Power's Energy Logic, a vendor-neutral roadmap for optimizing data center energy efficiency, can deliver a 50% or greater reduction in energy consumption without compromising performance or availability.
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 | Published: 07 Jul 2009

Emerson Network Power

Oracle Solaris Optimized for Sun x86 Systems in the Enterprise
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This document is intended as a technical guide for developers and system administrators that want to understand the precise details of how Oracle Solaris and Oracle’s Sun x86 systems using Intel Xeon processor 5600 and 7500 series can improve your enterprise application solution environment.
Posted: 19 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Jul 2010

Oracle Corporation

Transforming Applications for the Secure, Context-Aware, Instant-On Connected World
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how Instant-On Enterprises are transforming applications for a secure, context aware, connected environment at work, home, play or on the road.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Best Practices for Migrating Linux/x86 Applications to IBM Power Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Running your Linux workloads on inefficient x86-based server farms is complex and costly. But switching to a consolidated server solution can be difficult. Read the white paper to learn the best practices for migrating to Power System servers. You’ll also see how simple it is to leverage IBM’s offerings to maximize performance and cost savings.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 07 Oct 2011

IBM

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on Next-Generation Servers
sponsored by Dell, Inc., Intel and Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the defining reliability, availability, and serviceability characteristics of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Learn how they enable the addition and removal of physical and logical devices while improving system availability and increasing capacity.
Posted: 27 Apr 2011 | Published: 26 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc., Intel and Red Hat

Oracle Solaris Operating System: Optimized for Sun x86 Systems in the Enterprise
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This document is intended as a technical guide for developers and system administrators that want to understand the precise details of how Oracle® Solaris and Oracle’s Sun x86 systems using Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 and 7500 series can improve your enterprise application solution environment.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

Oracle Corporation

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Scalability
sponsored by DLT Solutions.
WHITE PAPER: Scalability is one of the areas of focus in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The importance of scalability is driven by the convergence of several factors, which have combined to create a strong customer demand for a high performance, production ready Linux infrastructure. Read this paper to learn more about scalability and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

DLT Solutions.

Harness Enterprise Data with SQL Server® 2008 R2 and New Intel® Xeon® Processors
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes game-changing innovations in SQL Server® 2008 R2, including self-service business intelligence (BI), server manageability, complex event processing (CEP), and Master Data Services. 
Posted: 10 May 2010 | Published: 04 May 2010

Intel

Calculating Total Power Requirements for Data Centers
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Assessing the electrical power required to support and cool the critical loads within the data center is essential in planning for the development of a facility that will meet the end user's availability expectations. Read this white paper to learn how.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

APC by Schneider Electric

PlateSpin Forge®: Plug In and Protect Server Workload
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In the event of downtime, workloads can be rapidly powered on in the PlateSpin Forge recovery environment and continue to run as normal until the production environment is restored. PlateSpin Forge® ships with everything you need to begin protecting your servers straight out-of-the-box.
Posted: 01 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2009

Novell, Inc.

5 Steps to Reducing Downtime: Best Practices for Windows Server Application High Availability
sponsored by Marathon Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses five steps for protecting Windows Server applications from downtime, offering established best practices to reduce potential single points of failure and ensure rapid recovery or continued operations in the event of failure.
Posted: 28 Sep 2009 | Published: 28 Sep 2009

Marathon Technologies

The Strategic Advantage of Cloud-Based Email and Blackberry Services
sponsored by USA.NET, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Hosted Exchange with Hosted BlackBerry® Services can provide significant strategic advantages to organizations that rely heavily on messaging and mobile functionality. This Osterman Research paper describes the reasons why IT organizations should seriously consider taking a strategic step forward by using these cloud-based services.
Posted: 04 Sep 2009 | Published: 04 Sep 2009

USA.NET, Inc.

Optimizing IT Service Delivery: The Need for Linux System Management
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: One way IT organizations are handling the growing need to achieve IT efficiency is by implementing systems management functions in their business environments. As the business value of Linux based deployment increases, so does the need for Linux systems management. This IDC white paper will examine the key benefits of system management software.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 03 Sep 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

10 Ways to Increase Power System Availability in Data Centers: Strategies for Ensuring Clean, Continuous Power to Essential IT Systems
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: A data center's power availability has become essential to an organization's ability to serve its customers and to stay both competitive and profitable. This white paper will discuss 10 underutilized best practices for building and maintaining a highly available data center power infrastructure.
Posted: 01 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Eaton Corporation

Understanding EPO and Its Downtime Risks
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of EPO for protecting data centers and small IT equipment rooms containing UPS systems.
Posted: 10 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

APC by Schneider Electric

Using Virtualization and Digital Control Technologies to Increase Data Center Operating Efficiency
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how real-time, historical and predictive information - combined with server virtualization, a service-oriented architecture and digital power and operating system controls - can optimize operating efficiencies and reduce costs by 20-30% or more.
Posted: 07 Jul 2009 | Published: 07 Jul 2009

Emerson Network Power

Energy Logic: Calculating and Prioritizing Your Data Center IT Efficiency Actions
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews the challenges of measuring data center energy efficiency and proposes a solution: a new metric called CUPS, or Compute Units per Second, that allows data center managers to calculate data center efficiency.
Posted: 07 Jul 2009 | Published: 07 Jul 2009

Emerson Network Power

Collaboration Without Boundaries: IBM Lotus Domino 8 and Open Collaboration Client Solution Powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: The cost of downtime can be enormous, even catastrophic. IBM and Red Hat have a single, security-rich collaboration and messaging platform that makes it simple, easy, and affordable to improve organizational productivity and effectiveness.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Optimizing Mainframe Success by Simplifying Ownership
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: The mainframe offers value in today's enterprise computing environments, where growing workloads, constrained resources, regulatory imperatives and corporate "green" mandates are intensifying the pressure on IT organizations. As the industry's most experienced mainframe professionals approach retirement, organizations are facing tough choices.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

CA Technologies.

Faster SQL Profiling for Better Database Performance
sponsored by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out how Embarcadero's DB Optimizer™ can help you to quickly discover and fix problematic SQL statements that can cause performance bottlenecks in your database. DB Optimizer™ gives you the flexibility of using a single easy-to-use IDE to test, profile and tune SQL.
Posted: 16 Apr 2009 | Published: 16 Apr 2009

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

Managed File Transfer: The Need for a Strategic Approach
sponsored by Inovis
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how business environments are governed by increasingly stringent regulations and consumer demands for privacy. Learn how Managed File Transfer (MFT) can be your solution.
Posted: 04 Sep 2008 | Published: 04 Sep 2008

Inovis

Four ways HP productivity tools can help increase IT availability
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to save IT admins time and effort by reducing general maintenance demands. This white paper discusses ways minimize help desk calls and simplify application deployment processes.
Posted: 25 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Hewlett-Packard Company
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RAS (RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, SERVICEABILITY) DEFINITION (continued): …  s, operating systems ( OS s), personal computers ( PC s), server s and supercomputer s.The term reliability refers to the ability of a computer-related hardware or software component to consistently perform according to its specifications. In theory, a reliable product is totally free of technical errors. In practice, vendors commonly express product reliability as a percentage. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ) sponsors an organization devoted to reliability in engineering known as the IEEE Reliability Society (IEEE RS).Availability is the ratio of time a system or … 
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