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ALSO CALLED: Service Level Agreements, SLAs
DEFINITION: A service-level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a network service provider and a customer that specifies, usually in measurable terms, what services the network service provider will furnish. Many Internet service providers (ISP)s provide their customers with an SLA. More recently, IS departments in major enterprises have adopted the idea of writing a service level agreement so that services  … 
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How to Manage Storage Complexity While Reducing Costs
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes how infrastructure leaders can confidently manage cost, complexity, and risk, capitalize on emerging technologies, and drive future innovation across their organizations with Red Hat Storage Server, an open, software-defined storage platform.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Red Hat

EMC vs. Oracle: Examining Storage Systems for Your Backup Environment
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores a backup and restore system that will offer your organization layers of data protection and integrity while providing you the peace of mind to focus on your business and not your data security.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

Oracle Corporation

Improve Business Productivity and User Experience: SQL Server 2014 In-Memory Database
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
WHITE PAPER: This brief paper highlights a leading acceleration system combined with SQL Server in-memory OLTP and how it improves customer experience by boosting system response time and business productivity.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io

Three Ways System Downtime Affects Companies and Four Methods to Minimize It
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the top 3 ways downtime will negatively impact organizations, and offers 4 steps to help you improve security and availability of your systems.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

GlobalScape

Leveraging Virtualization for Operational Efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IDC whitepaper explores the evolving role of Linux and its extended ecosystem in support of production applications. Inside,you'll also find case studies of customers who deployed a variety of Linux workloads on Power Systems servers rather than on x86 servers, with a low initial cost of acquisition.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Five Pillars for Controlling Firewall ACLs and Rules
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to leverage automation to shorten time to deploy, improve staff efficiency and maintain a secure network.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Infoblox

Don't get stuck on your virtualization journey: Where to focus next
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper offers up best practices for navigating the three phase journey to IT-as-a-Service to ensure that you get the most out of your virtualized environment.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

VMware, Inc.

CA Business Service Insight for Service Level Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details an automated service level management solution that will save on cost and improve customer relations.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 18 Nov 2011

CA Technologies.

How to Drive ROI From Service Performance:Examining The Cost Benefits of Automated Service Level Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the value of service level management and explains three best practices to drive ROI.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

CA Technologies.

The Evolution of Server Load Balancing
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a solution that not only allows users to measure end-to-end application, network and browser rendering performance data in real-time, but also one that automatically accelerates web sites.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013

Radware

Web Application Performance Management
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a solution that not only allows users to measure end-to-end application, network and browser rendering performance data in real-time, but also one that automatically accelerates web sites; optimizing HTML dynamically and reducing web page build times by up to 50% on PC and mobile browsers.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Radware

Vblock Drives Enterprise Cloud Growth for CSC
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: Faced with the need to meet client demands for cloud-based IT support, systems integrator Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) needed to find a new infrastructure that was built to handle cloud deployments. Read this case study to discover the approach they took.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

VCE

The Zen of Guaranteed Application Performance
sponsored by IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES
WHITE PAPER: Application performance is business performance – yet eliminating frustration and providing app happiness can be a harrowing task. This resource outlines how to gain the control, visibility, and automated intelligence you need for your apps – and business – to be successful.
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 26 Aug 2013

IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES

Cisco® ONE: The Value of Advanced Flow Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how utilizing the advanced flow control capability in Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) can help you overcome the complex monitoring challenges you are facing today.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco® ONE: Traffic Visualization and Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how Cisco ONE's traffic visualization and control capability can help service providers visualize traffic end-to-end across the network and respond to unpredictable network capacity demands quickly, easily, and efficiently.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Troubleshooting Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Deployments with Cascade
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this brief to learn how the Riverbed® Cascade® application-aware network performance management (NPM) solution unlocks VDI visibility.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

IT Best Practices: To Support or Not Support Consumer-Owned Smartphones
sponsored by Zenprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover why mobile service is vital to your overall messaging infrastructure and mobile management strategy as you uncover how to better support consumer-owned smartphones in your organisation.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Mar 2009

Zenprise

A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration: Five Critical Factors
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover five critical factors for a successful migration to an MPLS IP VPN service in this whitepaper. Learn the evolving needs of today’s enterprise networks and uncover how an MPLS-based IP VPN can help you fulfill these wants and needs.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

Key Considerations for MPLS IP-VPN Success
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits of an MPLS-based private IP network and learn how it can not only help you simplify network management and reduce costs, but also prioritize application, create and improve disaster recovery, and much more!
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

How to Choose a Managed Network Services Provider
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing your network is no easy task, hence the reason managed service providers (MSPs) exist. In this resource, explore the advantages of outsourcing to an MSP and best practices for finding the right MSP for your organization.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 22 May 2012

MegaPath Inc.

Rising Above the Competition as a Cloud Services Provider: Five Effective Steps for Claiming Your Share of the Pie
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can rise above the competition as a cloud provider, especially by using the five key steps outlined in this resource.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 | Published: 06 Apr 2012

CA Technologies.

Service Virtualization: Reduce the time and cost to develop and test modern, composite applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how developers and testers can leverage service virtualization to reduce software business risk, minimize delays, increase software quality, meet SLAs for performance and quality, maximize team productivity, and support globalization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Getting to the Root cause of Network and Application Issues
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a tablet-based approach for troubleshooting network and applications issues that helps you get to the root cause faster and more effectively than ever before.
Posted: 23 Mar 2012 | Published: 22 Mar 2012

Fluke Networks

Doug Ingraham - Understanding the Advantages of Hybrid Clouds
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive Q&A, learn what hybrid cloud entails and the benefits of implementing this approach to cloud computing.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Jan 2011

Brocade

Getting Cloud computing right means choosing the right partner
sponsored by Oncore IT
WHITE PAPER: What is cloud computing, and why should you adopt it? How do you develop the right strategy and choose the right partner? All these questions and more are answered in this white paper. Discover the most important considerations to keep in mind as you evaluate cloud providers, and what questions to ask.
Posted: 28 Feb 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2012

Oncore IT
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SLA DEFINITION (continued): …  for their customers (users in other departments within the enterprise) can be measured, justified, and perhaps compared with those of outsourcing network providers.Some metrics that SLAs may specify include: What percentage of the time services will be available The number of users that can be served simultaneouslySpecific performance benchmarks to which actual performance will be periodically comparedThe schedule for notification in advance of network changes that may affect usersHelp desk response time for various classes of problemsDial-in access availabilityUsage statistics that will be provided. … 
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