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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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Identifying the Benefits of Using SAP Business One on the AWS Cloud
sponsored by UXC Oxygen
WHITE PAPER: Download this resource to discover the boons of using AWS for SAP Business One, Version for SAP HANA, including architectural considerations that highlight AWS' ability to lower TCO, boost agile infrastructure deployment and scaling, and more.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

UXC Oxygen

Red Hat CloudForms Unifies and Improves Service Delivery and Management
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: As your infrastructure evolves toward an Infrastructure-as-a-Service model, you need a management platform that follows suit. Download this white paper to simplify hybrid IT management with a platform that evolves to handle all container, virtual, private, and public cloud infrastructures.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Red Hat

Building a Data Lifecycle Management Strategy in the Era of Digital Transformation
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate and execute a data lifecycle management plan that accelerates digital transformation and enable you to meet and e-discovery requirements, improve availability, and secure data stored and archived in the cloud. Download now to fill in the gaps of your data storage strategy.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Iron Mountain

Protected to Innovate: Securing Your Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to remove the risky barriers to digital innovation by determining the right mix of hybrid cloud for your IT infrastructure strategy. Access the freedom and flexibility cloud offers by learning 3 security-first principles that will ensure your hybrid cloud is as productive as it is secure and compliant.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Determine and Compare Hybrid Cloud TCO: Discovering Key Approaches
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Download now to discover 2 methods for determining and comparing hybrid cloud TCO. Learn how to select the right type of hybrid infrastructure that fits your unique requirements for where apps will be deployed across traditional IT, public, private, and managed cloud.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 27 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

10 Facts Every I&O Pro Should Know About Cloud Economics
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Are you making the most of your cloud investments? Discover in this Forrester report the core principles of strategic cloud use, and from it you will glean the 10 most important facts every I&O professional should know about cloud economics.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Right Mix: Developing the Right Hybrid IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate the right hybrid IT infrastructure to meet the needs of your apps, services, and enterprise. Access now to learn the formula for achieving the optimal mix of traditional IT, private cloud, and public cloud services.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Virtual Infrastructure Adoption and Service-Level Attainment
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: In today's virtualized environment, RTOs and RPOs of under 4 hours for critical applications is the norm. Access this white paper that highlights one advanced availability solution that can bolster your virtualized infrastructure to help you meet these requirements.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Veeam Software

Converged Data Protection for Continuously Available Applications
sponsored by NTT ICT
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to combine the availability of instant local and remote array-based snapshots with cost efficient disk-based backup, in order to provide multiple recovery points and rapid data restore times. Read on to examine a centralized recovery manager that maintains constant app availability.
Posted: 04 Aug 2016 | Published: 04 Aug 2016


Utilize Central Recovery Manager to Enforce HPE 3PAR File Persona Data Protection
sponsored by NTT ICT
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates application-managed data protection that speeds and simplifies protection on your 3PAR StoreServ array. Access now to create local and remote snapshots for quick data recovery, and learn to enable hypervisor owners to control backup from their native tools.
Posted: 04 Aug 2016 | Published: 04 Aug 2016


Five ways IaaS can help you streamline management of your IT infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: The stakes are higher with today's business environment moving at Internet speed. There's more pressure on IT infrastructure to deliver products to market faster to snag customers and revenue. IaaS can provide the tools to supercharge IT infrastructure. Access this white paper to learn 5 ways IaaS can relieve the stress on your IT infrastructure.
Posted: 26 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Database Management Designed for the Web, Mobile and Internet of Things Era
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) helps enable you to buy into a data management Service Level Agreement (SLA) instead of buying into a database technology, simplifying app development and delivery. Read this white paper to find out all the ways DBaaS can benefit your organization.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015


Software-Defined Storage: What it Means for the IT Practitioner
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Software-Defined Storage, a new approach to storage that enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model that fits in with our virtualized world.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

VMware, Inc.

VMTurbo Applies Market-Based Modeling to Workload Performance Management Challenges
sponsored by Turbonomic
WHITE PAPER: Cloud management is the key to meeting dynamic workload performance demands. Read on to learn about the top cloud management tools that are being implemented across the United States, and gain insight into one company's approach.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015


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


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


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


Vblock Drives Enterprise Cloud Growth for CSC
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
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

EMC Converged Platforms.

The Zen of Guaranteed Application Performance
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


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.
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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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