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DEFINITION: A branch office box (BOB) is a server appliance that has been optimized to provide distributed support for simple utility functions that are required locally but are difficult to provide over a WAN. When WAN connections are unreliable, a BOB may be used as part of a local business continuation solution. When WAN connections are reliable, a BOB may not be a cost-effective alternative to using protocol  … 
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Strategies for Deploying Blade Servers in Existing Data Centers
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Installing blade servers in an existing data center stresses the power and cooling systems. This paper reviews five methods to deploy blade servers and avoid common pitfalls, helping you select the best power and cooling approach for your IT shop.
Posted: 10 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

APC by Schneider Electric

Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series: An Intelligent Approach to IT Challenges
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
WHITE PAPER: As data centers reach the upper limits of their power and cooling capacity, efficiency has become the focus of extending the life of existing data centers and designing new ones. As part of these efforts, IT needs to refresh existing infrastructure with servers that deliver more performance and scalability, more efficiently. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 08 Jul 2009 | Published: 08 Jul 2009

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

First the Tick, Now the Tock: Next Generation Intel Microarchitecture - Nehalem
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper and get a look at how the next generation microarchitecture's dynamically scalable and design-scalable features directly contribute to power efficiency and performance.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2009

Intel Corporation

Air-Cooled High-Performance Data Centers: Case Studies and Best Methods
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Combining innovations and best-known methods for air-cooled data center design helps provide new approaches for power and cooling. This white paper discusses real world examples of how to lower costs and improve performance within the IT infras...
Posted: 31 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Intel Corporation

Quantum and DinoStor
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Teaming Quantum Tape Libraries with DinoStor TapeServers provides a cost-effective solution to back up NAS filers at high speed via Gigabit Ethernet, reducing cost and downtime for each filer.
Posted: 11 Apr 2004 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

Quantum Corporation
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SERVER APPLIANCES DEFINITION (continued): … A branch office box (BOB) is a server appliance that has been optimized to provide distributed support for simple utility functions that are required locally but are difficult to provide over a WAN. When WAN connections are unreliable, a BOB may be used as part of a local business continuation solution. When WAN connections are reliable, a BOB may not be a cost-effective alternative to using protocol wrapping solutions (like MPLS) to address WAN latency. BOBs are usually optimized for the type of protocol traffic a business uses in most communication with a central office or data center. BOBs also are optimized for the type of persistent service that may be needed locally in the event of a WAN disruption. BOB deployment is an alternative to providing complex server support locally for necessary utility applications like: email printing file serving and caching DNS DHCP HTML XML HTTPS encryption and decryption
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