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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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10 Security Concerns for Cloud Computing
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn the many benefits of cloud computing as well as the 10 security concerns that need to be addressed when considering moving critical applications and sensitive data to public and shared cloud environments.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Mar 2010

Global Knowledge

The Five Critical SLA Questions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: SLAs are critical tools that can help ensure appropriate performance. And the use of SLAs as part of the service delivery management process is on the rise. If you’re going to succeed, you’ll have to do your homework. This paper identifies the five critical steps you should take before you define your Service Level Agreements.
Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Published: 24 Feb 2011

IBM

Taking a Business Centric Approach to Service Level Compliance
sponsored by Neverfail Group Limited
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses why it is imperative that Service Level Agreements (SLA) are defined from a business centric perspective and that the most appropriate solution is employed, to ensure that service availability can be delivered enabling compliance with the SLA.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Neverfail Group Limited

Skip the Disk
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: The demand for data storage is exploding, which is driving up costs, amplifying the risks of data loss or exposure, and complicating plans for disaster recovery. At the same time, mid-sized enterprises are migrating away from tape backup. They are learning to skip the disk. Read on to learn how skipping the disk can help you.
Posted: 27 Jan 2011 | Published: 27 Jan 2011

Iron Mountain

Web User Experience: Common Indicators for Business and IT Collaboration
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how to bridge the gap in user experience management (UEM) between business stakeholders and IT by helping each group better understand both perspectives on the user experience. It describes the most common UEM indicators and what they mean to both the business and IT. 
Posted: 29 Dec 2010 | Published: 27 Dec 2010

Dell Software

Your Backup Is Not an Archive
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Data growth, budget pressure, rising service-level requirements, and new technologies like virtualization strain the capabilities of traditional backup and recovery processes, but recent advances in data protection and management unlock an optimized strategy. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Dec 2010 | Published: 27 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

Why Service Level Management is Mission Critical for all IT Service Providers
sponsored by Autotask Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Service Level Management is the process of setting benchmarks for service level performance, measuring that performance and ensuring compliance with your service goals and your customers' expectations. Read this whitepaper to learn how to make the most of your Service Level Management (SLM) tools.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2010

Autotask Corporation

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Deploying Cloud for the Enterprise
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: While the promise of cloud is heady, there is confusion about the different types of cloud, what they actually offer, and which will meet stringent business requirements. Knowing when and how best to deploy cloud is critical. This paper focuses on separating the hype of cloud from the “how to”.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Tivoli® System Automation Application Manager offers unsurpassed capabilities designed to help meet high levels of availability for mission-critical composite business applications, reduce unplanned downtime, improve business flexibility, and meet strict SLAs across complex heterogeneous environments. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 24 Jun 2010

IBM

Is Your Load Balancer Cloud-Ready?
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Build a Cloud computing infrastructure with maximum availability, performance and security. This white paper shows how you can support public, private or hybrid Cloud configurations, scale app delivery, and support multi-tenant environments with the best load balancing technology.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Published: 14 Oct 2010

Citrix

The Truth about Agent vs. Agentless Monitoring
sponsored by uptime software inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief paper will examine the differences between Agent and Agentless monitoring, so you can make the right decision based on your company’s needs.
Posted: 30 Sep 2010 | Published: 30 Sep 2010

uptime software inc.

Data Deduplication: An Essential Component of your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: Data Deduplication is a technology that helps organizations balance opposing demands. Disk based backups can be rolled out in order to reduce the backup window and improve recovery time, and deduplication means the investment in those disk based targets is maximized. Continue reading this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

arcserve

Remote/Branch Office Data Protection and System Availability
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: There are many approaches to remote office data protection and system availability. This paper describes best practices in using available technologies for protection, recovery and availability of remote or branch office systems, applications and data.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

arcserve

Data Center Service Management: A New Imperative for Managing Today's Data Centers
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: To appropriately apply the principles of DCSM, a comprehensive enterprise solution must be able to provide significant levels of control over the infrastructure. Aperture VISTA® is the only enterprise-wide solution to be able to deliver all aspects of DCSM with a multidimensional perspective.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

Emerson Network Power

Avoid the Pitfalls of SLA Management: A Lesson for SaaS Providers
sponsored by Tenzing Managed IT Services
WHITE PAPER: Service Level Agreement (SLA)  management is a challenging part of delivering business services over the internet. Read this whitepaper to learn the importance of proper SLA management practices, and how the success of a SaaS company depends on it.
Posted: 28 Jun 2010 | Published: 28 Jun 2010

Tenzing Managed IT Services

The Future of Business-Critical Networking
sponsored by Cavalier
WHITE PAPER: Your network must deliver non-stop services to support business operations and be highly scalable to support future growth. It must also address multiple communications needs cost-effectively and flexibly. The communications network must meet the demands of a dynamic business-critical environment. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 20 May 2010 | Published: 20 May 2010

Cavalier

The Lucky 7 System i Resources
sponsored by Help/Systems
WHITE PAPER: Robot/CONSOLE©, the System i™ message management and resource monitoring software, can make you and your critical IBM i resources very lucky. With automatic resource monitoring, proactive checking keeps resources running and helps them avoid the unlucky Service Level Agreement (SLA) meeting.
Posted: 03 May 2010 | Published: 03 May 2010

Help/Systems

MegaPath Site-to-Site MPLS VPN
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Your employees in remote locations need the same fast, reliable, secure and cost-effective access to information and applications as your employees at headquarters. MegaPath Site-to-Site MPLS VPN is the simple solution. Read this white paper to learn how to MegaPath Site-to-Site MPLS VPN means more security, more selection, and more service.
Posted: 30 Mar 2010 | Published: 30 Mar 2010

MegaPath Inc.

Web Content Management: Why SaaS Matters and Why You Should Care
sponsored by Clickability, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With the move to on-demand applications has come plenty of mudslinging between traditional off-the-shelf-software proponents and SaaS WCM fans. So, how do buyers separate hype from truth? This paper helps answer that question, creating cohesive definitions, and arming buyers with the right questions to consider when making a WCM purchase.
Posted: 10 Mar 2010 | Published: 09 Mar 2010

Clickability, Inc.

Smarter Deduplication with CommVault® Simpana® Software
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Business and IT are both struggling with how to protect, monitor, maintain and recover business-critical data when it continues to grow at 30-50 percent per year. Read this white paper to learn how CommVault® Simpana® software provides a holistic approach to data deduplication.
Posted: 08 Mar 2010 | Published: 08 Mar 2010

CommVault Systems, Inc.

HP Converged Infrastructure: Unleash your potential
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how HP's expertise and technology leadership can help you transform your infrastructure—at your pace—by engineering your IT resources to work better together.
Posted: 04 Mar 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

How ASG's MetaCMDB Strategy Enables More Effective BSM
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at two of the most fundamental and conflicted concepts surrounding these requirements: BSM and the CMDB system, focusing on CMDB requirements as they support a BSM strategy, and highlighting ASG's offerings in that context.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Reduce IT Cost by Simplifying and Improving Data Center Operations Management
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT workload automation results in average annual savings in staff costs alone of $750,000. Learn more about automating complex IT processes - read the white paper.
Posted: 17 Feb 2010 | Published: 17 Feb 2010

BMC Software, Inc.

WAN Governance Executive Primer
sponsored by IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn the complexity of managing WAN traffic is increasing, organizations need more capabilities for optimizing application performance than just WAN acceleration.
Posted: 05 Feb 2010 | Published: 05 Feb 2010

IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES

What is Carrier Grade Ethernet?
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the fundamentals of Carrier Ethernet and examines how service profiles and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) can be defined in Carrier Ethernet.
Posted: 28 Jan 2010 | Published: 28 Jan 2010

Brocade
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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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