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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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CA Cloud Service Delivery Platform
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a cloud service delivery platform (CSDP) that fundamentally transforms service delivery, and shows the contrast between current approaches and efforts of service providers
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 17 Nov 2014

CA Technologies.

Veeam Up: Availability for the Modern Data Center: Business & IT Perspectives
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how virtualization will make your applications run better, scale faster, become easier to manage and deliver availability that exceeds SLAs.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Veeam Software

Selecting an Application Performance Management To Fit Your Business Needs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to access a Decision Matrix on APM for 2014-2015, which reveals 10 of the leading APM solutions in the market.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

IBM

How Much ITIL Does Your Organization Really Require
sponsored by Monitor 24-7
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why ITIL has become so prevalent within IT, whether or not you should implement it, and the best approach to an implementation broken down into 8 steps.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Oct 2014

Monitor 24-7

Aberdeen Report: How Advanced Case Management Helps Knowledge Workers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Aberdeen Group report observes the role of advanced case management programs in helping organizations achieve their goals.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Desktop as a Service is Gaining Ground
sponsored by NaviSite
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the top reasons to migrate to a DaaS or VDI environment center around data security and BYOD, and reveals the lasting impact on security.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

NaviSite

Embrace Virtualization, Cloud, and ITaaS: HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 all-flash array
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how to reduce storage management time by 90% and complete 6x more transactions per second with 90% fewer disks.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Retail Shopping Has Become More Personal, Relevant and Profitable
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals a strategy that defines a cloud-based approach to personalising the retail experience for every customer.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Aerohive Networks

HGST Shared Storage Case Study
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a flash platform that connects servers for low-latency access to flash storage. This allows an RAC cluster to use SSDs inside database servers as a shared primary storage, a unique capability.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

HGST

Optimizing Service Levels Through Database Monitoring
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper that highlights an agile IT monitoring software system that provides database monitoring from both a server perspective and from the end-user's perspective.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

Molina Healthcare Ramps Up Fast for Claims Processing Spikes with VBlock
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: This case study examines how Molina was able to increase application performance and speed provisioning while reducing data center footprint. Read on to learn how they were able to deliver an agile infrastructure capable of meeting increased SLAs by consolidating their infrastructure on Vblock™ Systems.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

VCE

The Business Case for the Enterprise Cloud
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Read this resource to learn why enterprise cloud models are more worth the investment compared to commodity ones.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Make IT matter by Making Cloud Matter
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Recently, IT has become less about hardware and software, instead veering towards services and problem solving for business issues. Explore the implications of this new era of IT including changes in roles and responsibilities,  architectures, security and more.
Posted: 06 Aug 2013 | Published: 06 Aug 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

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.

A Comprehensive View Across the Entire Backup Process
sponsored by APTARE
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a data protection solution that provides extensive visibility into storage allocation, utilization and backup to meet today's demanding compliance requirements.
Posted: 02 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

APTARE

Backup and Compliance: End-to-End Visibility into the Backup Environment
sponsored by APTARE
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper explores a data protection solution that provides end-to-end visibility to ensure sustainable compliance.
Posted: 02 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

APTARE

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

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

Analyst Paper: Linux and Virtualization Bring 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

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
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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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