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ALSO CALLED: Compact Disks - Read Only Memory
DEFINITION: CD-ROM (Compact Disc, read-only-memory) is an adaptation of the CD that is designed to store computer data in the form of text and graphics, as well as hi-fi stereo sound. The original data format standard was defined by Philips and Sony in the 1983 Yellow Book. Other standards are used in conjunction with it to define directory and file structures, including ISO 9660, HFS (Hierarchal File System,  … 
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Case Study: Financial Trader's Bet on Hyperconvergence
sponsored by Nutanix
EGUIDE: See how London Capital Group cut deployment times and datacenter footprint by ditching server-plus-SAN architecture for hyper-converged server/storage boxes.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016


Case Study: Global Eagle Entertainment Redesigns Video Process With Flash Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WEBCAST: Tune into this brief case study and learn how a leading inflight entertainment and connectivity provider, Global Eagle Entertainment, was able to support simultaneous video ingest, edit, render and transcode with a flash storage solution. Learn how they were able to process video up to 6x faster.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Premiered: Oct 3, 2016


Case Study: Surveillance Platform Finds Global Support with an OEM
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
JOURNAL ARTICLE: This article highlights how one company partnered with an OEM to expand their business foundation from a solution provider to a hardware-based full platform provider. Access now to see how a hardware OEM partner can provide your enterprise with supply chain and manufacturing excellence so you can spend more time on achieving global expansion.
Posted: 18 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Dell, Inc.

Choosing the Right Hardware Ingredients
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Explore the various options for data center hardware, from choosing a single hardware source to opting to customize through multiple vendors and gain insight on how to approach such decisions and how to think about simplicity vs. flexibility.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016


Business Ready Solutions for Virtual Infrastructure Availability Using Dell™ PowerEdge™ Servers, Dell Powervault™ Storage, and VMware vSphere™
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents an example configuration and best practices for deploying and configuring a highly available architecture using an example solution configuration and then discussing how the configuration helps in maximizing uptime.
Posted: 24 Nov 2009 | Published: 24 Jul 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) Uses Kognitio WX2 for CAMERA Project
sponsored by Kognitio
CASE STUDY: In this case study Calit2 and Cyberinfrastructure for Advanced Marine Microbial Ecology Research and Analysis (CAMERA) develop a cost-effective, high-performance environment where researchers have unlimited access to the existing genomics data.
Posted: 28 Jul 2008 | Published: 25 Jul 2008


CalTech Relies on Nexsan Reliability and Power Efficiency to Store Two Petabytes of Critical NASA Data
sponsored by Nexsan
WHITE PAPER: With exploding amounts of data, CalTech needed to store critical digital information for NASA on a storage system that could deliver enterprise class reliability with power efficient technology to drive down cost. With over 2 petabytes of data on Nexsan Storage, CalTech has experienced 99.9% hardware reliability over the last 7 years.
Posted: 25 Feb 2010 | Published: 25 Feb 2010


Can a Converged Infrastructure Cure Your IT Environment?
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the benefits of converged infrastructure and details the preliminary steps of implementing this infrastructure. Also, discover how to improve agility levels and reduce bottlenecks, and realize what converged infrastructure can bring to private cloud computing.
Posted: 10 Dec 2012 | Published: 10 Dec 2012

HP & Intel®

Can Your Data Center Infrastructure Handle the Heat of High Density
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: High density computing is today's standard in best-in-class performance and availability, and those that fail to keep pace or fall behind will find themselves no longer competitive in today's markets.
Posted: 11 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008


Canadian Shipping Terminal Company Deploys ACE for Training Exercises, Uncovers Boatload of Other Benefits
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
CASE STUDY: TSI Terminal Systems (TSI) is Canada's largest shipping terminal operator and recently needed a way to integrate a new ERP system and train 1,200 users, on a set schedule, all without expanding IT headcount.
Posted: 31 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

VMware, Inc.

Capacity Utilization Efficiency Not Above Your Pay Grade - Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript discusses how to maximize efficiency in data storage environments and also outlines capacity utilization efficiency, including data archiving technologies.
Posted: 06 Sep 2012 | Published: 06 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc.

Case Study - Australia Institute of Management
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This case study highlights the importance of updating IT systems to handle increased storage demands. It also explains how one organization was able to implement a shared storage solution that was designed to work in a virtualized environment.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Nimble Storage

Case Study: Housing Works reduces backup and restore times by more than 90 percent
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: When a tape backup failed after a small electrical fire damaged a file server, 3 IT staff members had to spend more than two weeks re-inputting data - which delayed other projects. Read this case study to learn about this organization benefited from deploying an instant restore appliance.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2012


Case study: Improve your storage performance with flash
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This concise white paper dives into a case study of one organization's deployment of flash storage to boost the processing performance of its investment management systems.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013


Case Study: KFC POS System Serves Great Service
sponsored by Toshiba
CASE STUDY: KFC, the global fast food chain, was upgrading to a new software platform, and they needed to upgrade its existing point-of-sale (POS) equipment that would support the new software regulations. In this brief case study, find out which POS system KFC ultimately chose, and discover the benefits they experienced from the hardware upgrade.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Case Study: SparkPeople eliminates bottlenecks and trims four hours per week from heavy workload with Dell/EMC SAN Storage Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
CASE STUDY: Online dieting website SparkPeople.com sought to eliminate its storage I/O bottleneck to give customers fast, simplified access to their information from its database-powered Web site, and ensure that the next busy season would pose no scalability problems. Learn how they achieved their goals with Dell and Dell/EMC solutions.
Posted: 13 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Dell, Inc.

Case Study: Healthcare I.T. at the Point of Care
sponsored by CDW Healthcare
CASE STUDY: After investing close to two years developing nursing documentation software, The Nebraska Medical Center stood poised to begin implementing this lynchpin of its patient safety focus. But first, it had to identify the right hardware solutions for its requirements. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 28 Jul 2010 | Published: 28 Jul 2010

CDW Healthcare

Changing the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This infographic highlights a flash storage solution that is 1/5 the price of other SSD solutions, but has 90% less latency than traditional spinning arrays.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Changing the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This infographic highlights a flash storage solution that is 1/5 the price of other SSD solutions, but has 90% less latency than traditional spinning arrays.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Channel Strategies Ezine: March 2011
sponsored by SearchITChannel.com
EZINE: This ezine features actionable information on technologies and sales tactics. Read it for expert advice on unified data center hardware, UCS adoption and an update on digital signage.
Posted: 05 Apr 2011 | Published: 05 Apr 2011


Choosing a solid-state storage system
sponsored by Fusion-io
EGUIDE: Dive into this expert e-guide that covers the pros and cons of different systems ranging from hybrid storage to all-flash arrays. Read on and understand the differences in performance, capacity, and cost that make each system unique.
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 | Published: 03 Feb 2014


Choosing Between Scale-Up and Scale-Out All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by Curvature
EGUIDE: As flash becomes more pervasive in the marketplace, enterprises are relying less on caching and tiering and moving towards flash storage products built on two basic architectures: scale-up and scale-out. In this e-guide, explore the differences between the two architectures and determine which configuration best meets your business needs.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016


Choosing flash-based storage products and how to keep costs low
sponsored by Fusion-io
EGUIDE: This e-guide helps guide organizations toward a flash system that won't break the bank. Read on about things to consider when choosing from the many all-flash array products, and find the match for your organization.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014


Cisco Storage Networking Solutions
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
INFORMATION CENTER: Implementing or migrating your SAN? Learn important information and download valuable tools that can help your company lower costs, mitigate risk and maximize its storage networking potential by implementing or migrating your SAN to the Cisco MDS Family.
Posted: 24 Jan 2007 | Published: 23 Jan 2007

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers for Microsoft Exchange 2010
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: Explore this solution brief to learn about an innovative rack server series specifically designed to help organizations deploy and effectively run Microsoft Exchange Server environments. Learn more about the advanced features and benefits of this hardware.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 22 Apr 2013

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CD-ROM DEFINITION (continued): …  for Macintosh computers), and Hybrid HFS-ISO. Format of the CD-ROM is the same as for audio CDs: a standard CD is 120 mm (4.75 inches) in diameter and 1.2 mm (0.05 inches) thick and is composed of a polycarbonate plastic substrate (underlayer - this is the main body of the disc), one or more thin reflective metal (usually aluminum) layers, and a lacquer coating.The Yellow Book specifications were so general that there was some fear in the industry that multiple incompatible and proprietary formats would be created. In order to prevent such an occurrence, representatives from industry leaders … 
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