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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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A guide to flash storage and SSD fundamentals
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this special report, we look at the basics of flash storage – what it is, how it works, who makes it, where to deploy it, how to spec it and how to troubleshoot it – and guide you through the key areas of all-flash, hybrid or PCIe; MLC vs SLC; speccing for performance and troubleshooting flash.
Posted: 19 May 2015 | Published: 19 May 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

A guide to hybrid flash storage arrays
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this special report we look at products that merge SSD and spinning disk, and key market trends. First up, Antony Adshead on the big six storage vendors, then Chris Evans considers the startups.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 14 May 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

A Look at Dell's Entry-Level All-Flash and Hybrid Arrays
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EGUIDE: This expert guide provides an introduction to entry level all-flash and hybrid arrays to assist you in finding a solution to your business needs without exhausting your budget. Read on to discover whether there's an affordable solution to your storage pain.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

A Look at Dells Entry-Level All-Flash and Hybrid Arrays
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®
EGUIDE: Check out this expert guide to entry level all-flash and hybrid arrays and find a solution to your business needs without exhausting your budget.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Dell, Inc. and SanDisk®

A Modern Approach To The Data Deluge
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Find out how businesses are utilizing software-defined storage to manage the increasing levels of technology complexity.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Red Hat

A New Breed of Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by Cloudian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a new breed of SDS in the form of storage that allows organizations to build their own public or private cloud storage infrastructure.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015

Cloudian

A Sustainable Print Agenda
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Louella Fernandes and Clive Longbottom recommend strategies for achieving a cost-effective, reliable and sustainable print infrastructure.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Achieve Predictable, Consistent Performance With Hybrid Flash Array
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CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how a financial services company solved their storage performance issues using a hybrid flash array.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 03 Feb 2015

NexGen Storage

Achieving Cost-Effective Storage for Small/Mid-Sized Deployments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a solution designed to deliver the enterprise-class features and functionality of the Dell Compellent SC8000 storage system in a more cost-effective package that is optimized for small to midsized deployments. Read on to learn about this compact, scaled-down hardware and what it can do for you.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Adopting a More Efficient and Affordable Strategy for Multi-Vendor Support
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines a potent strategy for handling a multi-vendor environment. Access now and learn to utilize this strategy to ensure an always-on operation with higher availability, reliability, and value.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

IBM

AFA Performance Testing Framework
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Download IDC's AFA Performance Testing Framework report where IDC discusses the important considerations in developing and executing a performance testing regimen against AFAs in end-user-focused proof-of-concept testing (rather than vendor development testing).
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Pure Storage

All-flash array—Performance Without Compromise
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
VIDEO: Access this brief video to learn how all-flash arrays are designed with features that solve storage complexities and won't increase costs for IT professionals.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Premiered: 10 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

All-Flash for Efficient Healthcare Software
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how one healthcare records management software company implemented an all-flash array to improve efficiency.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

A reference architecture for a leading solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the reference architecture for a leading server solution. Learn how this architecture is designed to influence the benefits of virtualizing the underlying infrastructure and address the common problems associated with hardware sprawl.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

A Shortcut Guide to Virtualization and Service Automation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This Shortcut Guide to Virtualization and IT Service Automation provides an insightful overview of virtualization and IT Service Management. It helps demystify virtualization and helps you determine if virtualization is right for your environment.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Accelerate operations with next-generation storage efficiencies
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Dell/EMC NS unified storage offers tight integration with VMware® vSphere™ performance, utilization, and recoverability features designed to increase quality of service and efficiency within virtualized environments. Read this Dell Power Solutions article to learn more.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Mar 2010

Dell, Inc.

Accelerating Application Performance with Dell EqualLogic and VMware vSphere 4.1
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PRODUCT OVERVIEW: The combined strength of Dell and VMware® can deliver significant benefits for small, medium, and large organisations across all industries and sectors. Read this paper to learn about the benefits of integrating the Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series family together with VMware® vStorage APIs.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 23 Jun 2010

Dell, Inc.

Accelerating Database Test and Development
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of a solution that can easily be added to an existing Data Guard configuration to provide an industry leading low-cost, time and space efficient solution to enterprise requirements for snapshots and clones.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Oracle and Intel®

Accelerating network convergence in virtualized and cloud data centers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an innovative unified storage switch that provides a comprehensive platform and modular design that supports leading edge networking protocols – enabling IT organizations to converge LAN and SAN throughput in high I/O, virtualized environments.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Access Accounts More Securely with Intel® Identity Protection Technology
sponsored by Intel
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This technology brief takes a closer look at today's threat landscape and presents key findings from a recent security survey. Discover the threats your clients are most vulnerable to as well as how they can develop an effective defense strategy against them.
Posted: 03 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011

Intel

Achieving Five-9's Availability
sponsored by Dot Hill Systems Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the stringent quality and measurement procedures that ensure maximum uptime.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 11 Jan 2012

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

ADC-VX Whitepaper: The Agility of Virtual; The Predictability of Physical
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Read our white paper, to learn how ADC-VX is an ideal solution for large enterprises, hosting and service providers as well as cloud providers that aspire to achieve significant cost savings by consolidating multiple dedicated ADC devices into a single, cost-effective consolidated ADC device.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 10 May 2011

Radware

Adopting "Scale-to-Fit" Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses a scale-to-fit storage design that can scale storage capacity and performance affordably and seamlessly – with no planned downtime.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Nimble Storage

Affordable High Availability (HA) Delivers Convenience, Value and Improved Response Time to Retail Branches
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Need to minimize the risk of server failures and optimize your inventory database? LSI shows why deploying HA servers at your retail branch locations is critical to adding value to your business.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

LSI Corporation.

All Flash Storage Market Poised for Growth Infographic
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this one-page infographic to examine the current state of solid state storage. Find out what this technology holds for the future and discover just how much it's going to cost. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 05 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems
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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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