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ALSO CALLED: Hardware Devices, Physical Devices, Machines
DEFINITION: In information technology, hardware is the physical aspect of computers, telecommunications, and other devices. The term arose as a way to distinguish the "box" and the electronic circuitry and components of a computer from the program you put in it to make it do things. The program came to be known as the software.Hardware implies permanence and invariability. Software or programming can easily  … 
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BP Turns to Fujitsu for Technology Upgrade
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
VIDEO: Find which vendor BP selected to ensure a seamless transition to their new operating system.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 11 Feb 2014

Cisco & Fujitsu

Embracing Virtualization, Cloud, and ITaaS with All-Flash
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn more about the advantages of all-flash, including how it can reduce storage management time and enable more transactions per second on fewer disks.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Struq Customer Story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why a digital advertising company needed to adopt a new cloud infrastructure quickly to keep up with demand.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Architecting the Right Stack for Your Enterprise
sponsored by Scalr
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the layered structure of technologies that make up the cloud, also known as the "cloud stack."
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Scalr

Software-Defined Storage — Enabling the Next-Generation Enterprise IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an SDS platform that provides end-to-end solutions that fully meet performance, availability, support, and scalability needs.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Intel Cloud Builders Guide to Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel Platforms
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes scale-out storage reference architecture to demonstrate a "content cloud storage" deployment.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 06 Oct 2014

Red Hat

IDC MarketScape: Who Stands Out in the Data Center Hardware Support Services Market?
sponsored by CISCO & INTEL®
WHITE PAPER: This study assesses the data center hardware support services market to give you a better sense of which vendors are best positioned to meet current and predicted future demands. Read on to learn which vendors set themselves apart in terms of capabilities and strategies.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CISCO & INTEL®

Big Data on Openstack
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: Find out how Hadoop can be used to accommodate the scaling needs of big data.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2013

Rackspace

Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Boot from SAN on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses one component of Cisco's Unified Computing Solution: Stateless computing, which allows all the hardware settings of a server to be saved on a location outside the server itself, and is implemented through an XML-based software feature called a service profile.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Failover Strategies on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how Cisco's popular and powerful Unified Computing Solution is driven by the flexibility and agility of the hardware failover options and Service Profiles.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Ensuring the Best Outcome for Your SQL Server 2014 Upgrade
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a checklist of everything you need for a smooth transition to the new SQL Server 2014.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

SolarWinds, Inc.

All-Flash FAS Arrays: Scalable, Flash-Accelerated Performance for SAN and NAS
sponsored by NetApp and Trace3
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn about NetApp's all-flash FAS arrays. Examine the latest generation of NetApp FAS system and the new features including additional hardware options, de-staged writes and proximal data patterns. Additionally, explore the various benefits that these new features will provide.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

NetApp and Trace3

Data Deduplication: Types and Benefits
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn from expert Rachel Dines, an analyst with Forrester Research, the differences between software and hardware backup deduplication, post process vs. inline deduplication as well as fixed and variable-block length dedupe.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Dell Software

Deliver Windows Apps to Google Chromebooks for a Seamless, App-centric Experience From Anywhere
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how, through the use of desktop virtualization solutions, organizations can launch centrally hosted enterprise applications alongside Google Apps, SaaS and other cloud services within the same Chrome environment without the need to launch one or more virtual Windows desktops.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 12 Sep 2014

Citrix

What to look for when evaluating NGFW
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper summarizes the results of three independent tests that can help you select a next-generation firewall, as well as links to public research that you can examine yourself.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Top 5 SQL Server Cluster Setup Mistakes
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 5 SQL Server cluster setup mistakes and learn how to avoid them.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

Idera

The giant’s advantage: Why cloud computing levels the playing field for small businesses
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will find effective cloud computing solutions that will help your business grow—not only for technical purposes, but also with the relationship between your team.
Posted: 15 Jul 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Thomas Davenport separates fact from fiction when it comes to big data.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Mar 2014

SAS

Authentication Devices - User-friendly authenticators for every use case
sponsored by HID
BROCHURE: In this brochure, access over 10 different authentication devices from a reliable provider to achieve the strength and security you strive for.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2012

HID

Implementing Global E-Invoicing with Guaranteed Legal Certainty
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business initiatives, and how leading global brands and governments are addressing this need.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

OpenText GXS

Comparison of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition with Adaptive MapReduce and Apache Hadoop, Using Berkeley SWIM
sponsored by IBM
RESEARCH CONTENT: Find out the results from a recent evaluation of IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition with Adaptive MapReduce and Apache Hadoop with Berkeley SWIM.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

IBM System x3650 M4 Servers Data Sheet
sponsored by IBM and Intel.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this datasheet to learn about a scalable server package that can save your enterprise money without sacrificing speed or availability.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Sep 2013

IBM and Intel.

High-performance Two-socket Server Supports a Variety of Business-Critical Workloads
sponsored by IBM and Intel.
DATA SHEET: Read this informative data sheet from IBM detailing their new server hardware optimized for cloud computing and desktop virtualization and learn how their new servers can cut downtime out of the equation for you and your organization.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM and Intel.

IBM Cloud – Cloud Without Compromise
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Find out how you can have the ideal cloud system your infrastructure craves.
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 28 Apr 2014

IBM

Best Practices for successful IP Address Management (IPAM)
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses several ways to develop a successful IPAM strategy.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

Infoblox
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HARDWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  be varied. You can put an entirely new program in the hardware and make it create an entirely new experience for the user. You can, however, change the modular configurations that most computers come with by adding new adapters or cards that extend the computer's capabilities.Like software, hardware is a collective term. Hardware includes not only the computer proper but also the cables, connectors, power supply units, and peripheral devices such as the keyboard, mouse, audio speakers, and printers.Hardware is sometimes used as a term collectively describing the physical aspects of telephony … 
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