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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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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.

Event Processing with State Machines
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about an event-driven approach to real-time operational visibility.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 May 2014

TIBCO Software Inc.

Managing the Complexity of Today’s Hybrid IT Environments
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: Fortunately, these challenges no longer have to be costly and time consuming. This white paper describes the key characteristics of the changing environment of IT. You can also discover new choices that IT managers have for meeting the growing set of management challenges.
Posted: 15 Mar 2015 | Published: 15 Mar 2015

Kaseya

5 Ways to Differentiate Your Cloud and Managed Hosting Services
sponsored by Solidfire
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the secret to achieving differentiated cloud and managed hosting services in the marketplace.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 05 Mar 2015

Solidfire

Manage, Deliver and Secure APIs With a Next-Generation Platform
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Find out how application architecture is evolving in order to handle the rapid delivery of business services via APIs.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Axway

Case Study: Improving Cloud Service with Flash
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to discover how a cloud services company drastically increased its performance and capacity with flash.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 27 Jan 2015

IBM

Embracing Virtualization, Cloud, and ITaaS with All-Flash
sponsored by HP India
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn more about the advantages of all-flash, including how it can reduce storage management time and enable more transactions per second on fewer disks.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

HP India

A Revolution in Cloud Networking: Citrix TriScale Technology
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: View this resource now to learn how you can scale application and service delivery infrastructures for enterprise cloud networks—with no additional complexity or hefty costs.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 May 2013

Citrix

10 Vendors Dominating the APM Market—How Do They Stack Up Against One Another?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores 10 of the leading APM solutions in the market today, and thoroughly evaluates and compares them to one another.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

IBM

IaaS Wars. What it means for Technology Vendors?
sponsored by Vembu Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how the demand for IaaS has affected technology vendors.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Vembu Technologies

Next-Gen ADCs: The answer to performance woes?
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a next-generation ADC solution that is designed to provide SLA assurance and improvement, enabling application performance management.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

Radware

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.

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

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.

Meet the Healthcare IT demands 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

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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