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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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The Recipe for Data Center Success
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: The HCI market is fast-growing, with many new entrants, each claiming superiority. So what's the secret to finding the best HCI? Discover in this resource the four ingredients for HCI success, and ensure you don't deploy a half-baked solution that leaves you with unpredictable performance or silos.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 19 May 2016

VMware

Drowning in Data Management Complexity? Eliminate IT and Storage Inefficiencies
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper how to lessen complexity, reduce risk, and effectively harness IT resources in your Big Data and database environments. Read on to achieve strategic gains in productivity and backup with expert advice.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Commvault

Optimized Backup and Recovery for VMware Environments
sponsored by Sempre Technologies Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper how to unify and optimize your VMware data protection by way of client-side deduplication that accelerates virtualization and backup for your VMware environment. Read on to reduce daily impact on virtual and physical infrastructure by up to 99%.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 05 Apr 2016

Sempre Technologies Ltd

8 Practical Tips for a Smarter Cloud Strategy
sponsored by Proact IT UK
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals practical advice to strengthen your cloud strategy. Access now to unveil 8 tips for cloud success.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 05 Apr 2016

Proact IT UK

8 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Top 2016 Data Protection Trends
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers 8 tips to staying on top of the 2016 data protection trends and solving data management challenges. Read on to learn how your enterprise can maximize the value of your data protection investment, meet more demanding SLAs, simplify management across your IT environment, and reduce costs.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Veritas

A Performance-Centric Approach to Mainframe Cost Optimization
sponsored by Global Technology Solutions Group
WHITE PAPER: When Global Technology Solutions Group, a company who spends a lot of time on the mainframe, was asked how to run it more efficiently from a cost perspective, they responded with their own approach. This white paper takes a brief look at that approach and its three key areas – hardware, software, and personnel.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 18 Feb 2016

Global Technology Solutions Group

8 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Top 2016 Data Protection Trends
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers 8 tips to staying on top of the 2016 data protection trends and solving data management challenges. Read on to learn how your enterprise can maximize the value of your data protection investment, meet more demanding SLAs, simplify management across your IT environment, and reduce costs.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Veritas

Southwest Bank Makes Business More Efficient With Customized Apps
sponsored by K2
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how Southwest Bank leveraged custom automated workflow and digital form processes to meet their specific needs. Explore the benefits they experienced as a result, including: elimination of blind spots around document management, SLA document approval process cut down from over a week to 2 hours, and more.
Posted: 21 Dec 2015 | Published: 21 Dec 2015

K2

Take Back Control with Centralized Cloud Management
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper examines how IT can help organizations take back control of the cloud by aggregating multiple cloud solutions and centralizing cloud management.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Published: 10 Jul 2015

Dimension Data

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

IBM

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.

5 Ways to Differentiate Your Cloud and Managed Hosting Services
sponsored by SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you'll discover the secret to achieving differentiated cloud and managed hosting services in the marketplace. Access this white paper now to find out how you can take advantage of SLAs to help you stand out and meet performance needs.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 05 Mar 2015

SolidFire

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 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
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
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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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