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ALSO CALLED: Highly Available Computing, Data Availability, HA, High-availability, Availability
DEFINITION: In information technology, high availability refers to a system or component that is continuously operational for a desirably long length of time. Availability can be measured relative to "100% operational" or "never failing." A widely-held but difficult-to-achieve standard of availability for a system or product is known as "five 9s" (99.999 percent) availability.Since a computer system or a network  … 
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Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications With Confidence
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Within any business, a number of applications exist that are critical to the success of the business. As a result, these applications and the systems they run on require a higher level of availability. The trade off with increasing application availability is an additional cost in terms of redundant hardware and complexity.
Posted: 15 Nov 2010 | Published: 15 Nov 2010

Symantec Corporation

SMB Guide to Continuous Operations
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: SMBs can’t afford not to have a plan for continuous operations, especially when it comes to the computer systems, applications and data the business depends on to keep going — and growing. This paper highlights some of the issues around implementing SMB business continuity practices and provides guidance on developing an effective BC strategy.
Posted: 08 Nov 2010 | Published: 08 Nov 2010

CA Technologies.

EMC Virtual Infrastructure for Microsoft and Oracle Applications - Enabled by EMC CLARiiON and VMware Vsphere 4
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
PRODUCT REVIEW: In a virtual environment, determining the best way to balance the load across access paths traditionally adds another layer of complexity to the environment. Learn about how EMC has the experience for designing successful solutions within VMware environments to help maximize the value of your data center environment.
Posted: 02 Nov 2010 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

VMware, Inc.

Intelligent File Virtualization with F5 ARX
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Intelligent file virtualization resolves this dilemma in a simple and effective manner. This white paper introduces the ARX intelligent file virtualization solution. It also discusses the key applications and benefits of this innovative technology.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

F5 Networks

Exchange Insider E-Zine - Volume 5: When Disaster Strikes in Exchange Server 2010
sponsored by Google
EZINE: Volume 5 of the Exchange Insider e-zine looks at how Exchange Server 2010’s database availability groups can ease an administrator’s backup and disaster recovery stress. Also learn how Forefront Protection 2010 can help defend Exchange 2010 servers from spam and malware attacks, and best practices for email archiving and e-discovery.
Posted: 27 Oct 2010 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

Google

RIM BlackBerry® Enterprise Server on VMware® Virtual Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: VMware and RIM have worked together over the past two-plus years to provide official support of Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) solutions on VMware virtual infrastructure. In this white paper, learn about the best practices for running BlackBerry® Enterprise Server on VMware® Infrastructure 3 or VMware vSphere™ 4.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

VMware, Inc.

IPAM Intelligence: All Road Leads To Proteus
sponsored by BlueCat
WHITE PAPER: As IPAM evolves from a simple marriage between DNS and DHCP services, its definition cannot be limited to simply the benefits derived from dynamically linking DNS and DHCP functionality together. IPAM transcends this marriage to include features and functions shaped by this new requirement in an age of dynamic IP address data.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

BlueCat

SparkPeople Eliminates Bottlenecks and Trims Four Hours per Week from Heavy Workload with Dell/EMC SAN Storage Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
CASE STUDY: In order to eliminate its storage I/O bottleneck, SparkPeople redeployed three databases on a new Dell/EMC storage array along with Dell PowerEdge servers to host Web applications. Access this case study now to learn more about this about transition and the benefits achieved.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2010

Dell, Inc.

IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller Technology Gives Nexans Optimum Storage Flexibility
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to learn how Nexans Euromold expired (HP msa1000), André Fouquart, Information Systems Manager at Nexans, went looking for a new storage platform. It soon became clear that an IBM SVC solution combined with IBM System Storage™ DS3400 arrays was the best solution, read more now.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2010

IBM

E-Guide: Scalability Strategies - Managing Growing Oracle Databases
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Read this e-guide and learn more about key considerations, best practices and strategies for managing Oracle database growth. Get expert advice for scaling Oracle databases using clustering or other approaches.
Posted: 15 Oct 2010 | Published: 14 Oct 2010

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications: A Critical Step on the Journey Toward the Private Cloud
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper explains how much of the Enterprise IT community is at a crossroads in extending their journey to the private cloud: Companies must virtualize their business critical applications in order to reap the benefits of cloud computing.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

VMware, Inc.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Demonstration
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WEBCAST: Join Andy Cathrow for an in depth look at Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. In this webinar he’ll demonstrate advanced features such as templating, live migration, high availability and system scheduler. See a preview of new features in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2, including Virtual Desktop support with SPIC, OVF import/export and more.
Posted: 14 Oct 2010 | Premiered: Oct 14, 2010

Red Hat and JBoss

Why Virtualize?
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the potential benefits and key decisions associated with virtualization projects and how to get started.
Posted: 13 Oct 2010 | Published: 13 Oct 2010

AT&T Corp

Consider Oracle Standard Edition to Reduce Database Management System Costs
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Is your company spending too much on Oracle database management licensing and maintenance solutions? Discover a way your organization can save money on database management and licensing. Read this Gartner report, compliments of Quest Software, today.
Posted: 12 Oct 2010 | Published: 12 Oct 2010

Dell Software

Improving Availability in a Digital Hospital: Balancing High Levels of Availability and Efficiency
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: This paper, with embedded links and videos, will highlight the most essential points IT and facility managers need to know when evaluating the benefits and costs associated with powering and cooling their hospital's network closets.
Posted: 11 Oct 2010 | Published: 11 Oct 2010

Emerson Network Power

How Your Business Can Attain Maximum ROI from Virtualization: A Guide for Business and IT Leadership
sponsored by VMware and Intel
WHITE PAPER: As a leader of a SMBs, your expertise lies in improving your business, not the technology that runs it. With virtualization, it’s enough to know that your business can decrease costs, increase IT productivity and protect corporate assets. And VMware is the clear leader in virtualization solutions for SMBs. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 11 Oct 2010 | Published: 11 Oct 2010

VMware and Intel

Controlling Datacenter Costs with Virtualization: Intel and VMware Help Companies Meet Dynamic Business Demands While Lowering Total Cost of Ownership
sponsored by VMware and Intel
ANALYST BRIEF: Read this solution brief to learn how virtualizing your infrastucture with Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series servers and VMware vSphere™ 4 can consolidate resources and improve your total cost of ownership by decreasing management costs and increasing asset utilization.
Posted: 11 Oct 2010 | Published: 11 Oct 2010

VMware and Intel

HP Operations Infrastructure Smart Plug-ins 1.6 Evaluation, including Virtualization SPI
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
TRIAL SOFTWARE: HP Operations Infrastructure Smart Plug-ins 1.6 Evaluation, including Virtualization SPI,provides out-of-thebox functionality, in the form of pre-configured policies with rules and threshold values, for managing all aspects of a virtualized environment. Download your trial now.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 07 Oct 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

NNMi for Windows
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Manage fault, availability, performance and advanced network services for your physical and virtualized network infrastructure. View details of this trial software.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 07 Oct 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

Architecting Oracle VM Solution with Sun ZFS Storage Appliances and Sun Servers
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: With virtualization and its ability to install multiple operating systems (OSs) and run them independently on a single server, IT can effectively consolidate hundreds of servers while optimizing resources and simplifying the infrastructure. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

Oracle Corporation

Hot Aisle vs. Cold Aisle Containment
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines hot and cold air containment and highlights the reasons why hot aisle containment emerges as the preferred best practice.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

APC by Schneider Electric

Virtualizing Business-Critical Applications
sponsored by VMware and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Many IT organizations are interested in virtualizing their business-critical applications but want to be absolutely certain they can deliver the same or better performance, scalability and availability in a virtualized environment. In the vast majority of cases they can. Read this paper to learn about VMware and Intel solutions.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

VMware and Intel

Webcast: Active Directory Recovery with Windows Server 2008 R2
sponsored by Dell Software
WEBCAST: In this new Quest on-demand webcast, get a peek at the Active Directory Recycle Bin in action. Then, find out how a powerful third-party solution simplifies the entire recovery process to not only quickly and easily restore deleted objects, but to roll back attributes too.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Premiered: Sep 28, 2010

Dell Software

Run Business-Critical Oracle E-Business Suite on VMware® and Intel® Technology
sponsored by VMware and Intel
CASE STUDY: Oracle E-Business Suite is critical to 90-95% of EMC’s business functions. The solution VMware® Infrastructure and Intel® Xeon® processor based servers create a reliable and highly available platform for the Oracle E-Business Suite. Read this case study to learn more about the features and business benefits of EMC's new virtual platform.
Posted: 27 Sep 2010 | Published: 27 Sep 2010

VMware and Intel

Presentation Transcript: Navigating Your Way Through the Fog of Cloud-Based Backup
sponsored by Asigra
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: There is a current movement to cloud-based backup for MSPs. Why cloud backup and why now? In this transcript of the "Navigating Your Way Through the Fog of Cloud-Based Backup" video, learn about the considerations for buying into cloud backup.
Posted: 24 Sep 2010 | Published: 24 Sep 2010

Asigra
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HIGH AVAILABILITY DEFINITION (continued): …  consists of many parts in which all parts usually need to be present in order for the whole to be operational, much planning for high availability centers around backup and failover processing and data storage and access. For storage, a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) is one approach. A more recent approach is the storage area network (SAN).Some availability experts emphasize that, for any system to be highly available, the parts of a system should be well-designed and thoroughly tested before they are used. For example, a new application program that has not been thoroughly tested … 
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