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DEFINITION: A tier 1 vendor is one of the largest and most well known in its field -- often enjoying national or international recognition and acceptance. Vendors may be both manufacturers and value-added resellers (VARs). For example, Cisco Systems Inc. is regarded as a tier 1 vendor in storage area network switching equipment and related technical certifications. Tier 1 vendors may also be a "preferred"  … 
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Comparing Hyperconverged Infrastructure Options for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is taking off and data center infrastructure will never be the same. In this paper, TechTarget's own experts compare four leading HCI vendors based on the key aspects every HCI platform needs to offer. See our experts' evaluation process and how you can apply it for yourself.
Posted: 08 Nov 2017 | Published: 08 Nov 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: While the solid-state implementation rate is skyrocketing, it still might not be right for everyone. Inside, learn the 8 questions you should ask yourself before purchasing any new storage array. Then, explore 23 questions about resiliency, data protection, and more for evaluating SSA vendors.
Posted: 28 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ask Your Backup Solution Provider These Key Questions When Preparing to Purchase a Backup Solution
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Today's IT environments are more complex than ever, and it is critical you understand your backup vendor's offering before making a purchasing decision. Inside, discover 9 questions to ask before buying.
Posted: 11 Sep 2017 | Published: 11 Sep 2017

Acronis

Container Vendor Feature Checklist
sponsored by CoreOS
WHITE PAPER: If you're in the market for a container platform, or are considering a change, access this checklist right now. It will only take 2 minutes to review. This checklist-style vendor comparison takes 3 of the biggest names in container orchestration platforms and gives you a side-by-side breakdown.
Posted: 22 Jun 2017 | Published: 22 Jun 2017

CoreOS

Vulnerability Management Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: In this buyer's guide learn the 4 essential components in an effective vulnerability management (VM) program, as well as other considerations to take into account like the price, and ROI to take into account when shopping for your VM system.
Posted: 07 Jun 2017 | Published: 07 Jun 2017

Rapid7

7 Questions to Ask Your Dynamic Application Security Scanning Vendor
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn 7 questions you should ask any application security vendor about their dynamic application security testing (DAST) capabilities before making a purchasing decision.
Posted: 06 Jun 2017 | Published: 06 Jun 2017

Rapid7

HPE Synergy advantages vs. Cisco UCS
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Composable infrastructure is the next step in infrastructure's evolution, providing the same level of support for both traditional and cloud applications. This white paper compares two composable infrastructure services and provides you with an understanding of what you need to look for in an infrastructure service.
Posted: 22 May 2017 | Published: 28 Apr 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Product Comparison: Enterprise Flash Array Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: You can spend all day listening to what the vendors tell you about their products, or you can listen to what the end users have to say. Access this collection of user reviews to see what real users have to say about three of the most prominent flash storage platforms.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

NetApp

Assessment: 14 Security Information and Event Management Vendors
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The need for early targeted attack detection and response is driving the expansion of new and existing SIEM deployments. Uncover this report to find out how 14 vendors of SIEM technology fared in an analysts' assessment.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Aug 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

40 Questions You Should Have in Your Vendor Security Assessment
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to get started with your VRM security program and by accessing the most important questions to ask third-party businesses.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

BitSight

CW Special Report on HP
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This 12 page special report from Computer Weekly gives you the facts on HP, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 23 Mar 2013 | Published: 22 Mar 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Report: Evaluating 11 Leading ECM Vendors
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester report, you will see the 11 most significant enterprise content management (ECM) software providers and where they stand in relation to each other to help you select the right partner to manage your business's critical content. See which vendor is right for your organization.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

IBM

Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Product Data Solutions
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The master data management (MDM) of product data solutions market continues to grow and evolve. Increasingly, end-user organizations are using MDM to transform into a digital business.This Magic Quadrant evaluates 15 providers. Read on to find the right vendor for your needs.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

TIBCO Software Inc.

Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management of Customer Data Solutions
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant helps information management leaders find the right integration vendor for their needs.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

TIBCO Software Inc.

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites
sponsored by Maas360 by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The mobile device management market has evolved into the enterprise mobility management suites market. EMM is growing quickly, and the vendor landscape has changed significantly, which will impact IT leaders' choices. This magic quadrant for enterprise mobility management suites can help you decide. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

Maas360 by IBM

IBM PureFlex/SmartCloud vs. the VCE Vblock Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this analyst report to learn why IBM's PureFlex represent a more compelling mainstream cloud alternative when compared with VCE's Vblock cloud offerings.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2013

IBM

Understanding the Vendor Neutral Archive: How to Approach a VNA for Immediate and Longer-Term Benefit
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the basics behind vendor neutral archives (VNAs). Click through to uncover the short- and long-term benefits, as well as get information of what to consider before making the investment.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

BridgeHead Software

Choosing the Perfect Customer Support App
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
WHITE PAPER: This guide counts down four easy steps to help you cut through the market for customer support applications and identify the tool that meets your business needs.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

Looking under the hood: Answers to top questions CIOs ask cloud-based HR vendors
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Not every HR cloud application is made equal, but how can you identify the right software-as-a-service (SaaS) HR strategy? This resource counts down seven questions that savvy CIOs and business leaders need to ask HR SaaS application vendors in order to find success.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Published: 14 Aug 2013

SAP

Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant for mobile device management software explores the top vendors' MDM offerings. Discover the strengths and cautions associated with each MDM vendor to see which one is right for you, or if your current vendor is living up to its competition.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Vendor Landscape: Video Conferencing
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: This resource takes an in-depth look at the videoconferencing (VC) vendor marketplace, as well as must-have VC capabilities and features. Also inside, find a side-by-side comparison of VC vendor strengths and weaknesses.
Posted: 12 Aug 2013 | Published: 12 Aug 2013

Avaya

Business Intelligence. It's Better Here: Why the WebFOCUS BI Platform Beats the Competition
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers guidance to help you navigate the business intelligence (BI) marketplace, and introduces a BI platform that can help meet your business needs. Also inside, find eight key motivators you should consider when choosing a BI tool.
Posted: 30 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Information Builders

Remote Vendor Access: Not All Access Should Be Treated Equally
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why Remote Vendor Access (RVA) should not be treated the same as traditional remote access for employees. Explore how a new set of remote access requirements can ensure that your enterprise remains in step with both compliance regulations and security expectations.
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 | Published: 10 Sep 2012

Dell Software

Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the current market for cloud computing. Access survey results from your peers and learn how to differentiate between various vendor offerings.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 May 2011

DellEMC and Intel®

RHEV for Servers: Competitive Pricing whitepaper
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This document compares the pricing of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) with the pricing of VMware vSphere 5 for server virtualization. Inside, find detailed pricing comparisons for the use cases of 100 and 250 virtual servers.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

Red Hat
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VENDOR SELECTION DEFINITION (continued): … A tier 1 vendor is one of the largest and most well known in its field -- often enjoying national or international recognition and acceptance. Vendors may be both manufacturers and value-added resellers (VARs). For example, Cisco Systems Inc. is regarded as a tier 1 vendor in storage area network switching equipment and related technical certifications. Tier 1 vendors may also be a "preferred" vendor that provides products and services to you at appealing prices or other favorable terms.See also: tier 2 vendor
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