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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 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

Exchange 2010 migration: Legacy HP ProLiant DL385 to Dell PowerEdge R510
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
TEST RESULTS: This Principled Technologies report commissioned by Dell Inc. compares the benefits of migrating legacy Microsoft® Exchange 2003 infrastructure to Microsoft Exchange 2010.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Nov 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform for the Enterprise
sponsored by Mezeo Software
WHITE PAPER: Cloud storage reduces the cost of storing less critical files, automating business processes and providing ubiquitous access to employees globally. The deployable Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform is an enterprise-class solution ideal for organizations looking to implement private clouds.
Posted: 21 Sep 2010 | Published: 21 Sep 2010

Mezeo Software

The Economics of Cooperative Control: Protocols are Free
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the controller-based architecture was created to solve manageability, mobility (as opposed to portability), and high operational expenditure (OPEX) problems that were prevalent in autonomous (fat, thick, standalone) AP implementations.
Posted: 20 Sep 2010 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

Aerohive Networks

Ensuring High Availability for Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Every Active Directory administrator will agree that the health stability and recoverability of Active Directory is essential for the enterprise. If Active Directory fails, even in the slightest manner, one or all of the services and communications with Active Directory can also fail. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 15 Sep 2010 | Published: 15 Sep 2010

Dell Software

Cloud Based Application Architecture Using Smart Computing
sponsored by Joyent
WHITE PAPER: Joyent’s Smart Computing architecture is a comprehensive and integrated system that spans from dynamic CPU and memory usage through complete data center management and resource allocation. This paper provides a broad framework for companies to examine typical Joyent cloud computing application architectures.
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 08 Sep 2010

Joyent

Presentation Transcript: VMware High Availability
sponsored by VMware and Intel
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this transcript of a brief demo and video, and learn what VMware High Availability (HA) is, what its requirements are, and how you set it up.
Posted: 03 Sep 2010 | Published: 03 Sep 2010

VMware and Intel

Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 26: Updating Business Applications for a Virtual Environment
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: When new platforms or technologies appear, data center managers must consider the impact on applications and drive the software development efforts that will keep their businesses competitive. Find out how a more efficient re-design can vastly improve an application's performance when run within a virtual machine.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

SearchDataCenter.com

How mission-critical database workloads perform when virtualized with Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series-based servers and VMware® vSphere™
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
TEST RESULTS: This white paper documents the performance of mission-critical database workloads running on servers equipped with the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series and VMware vSphere 4.
Posted: 30 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 May 2010

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Oracle Solaris 10 Networking
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
DATA SHEET: Accelerating trends are driving the evolution of networking in the Oracle Solaris operating system (OS). Millions of new users connect to the internet every week through increasingly sophisticated wireless devices, PCs, and even automobiles. Networking features in Oracle Solaris 10 address performance, scalability, security, and protocol support.
Posted: 27 Aug 2010 | Published: 27 Aug 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Agentless Architecture. Agentless Backup is Not A Myth
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: Backup and recovery software typically requires agents that are installed onto the host servers that a system administrator wants to back up. The Asigra solution requires no agents, which inherently makes it easier to install and support than legacy backup and recovery solutions. Read this whitepaper to learn more!
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Published: 24 Aug 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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