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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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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

Presentation Transcript: Why Enterprises Can’t Afford to NOT Use UNIX for Business-Critical Systems
sponsored by HP & Intel®
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Companies that use UNIX for business critical systems find value in its reliability, stability and memory management. Learn how not using UNIX can affect the performance and reliability of your business critical systems.
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Published: 23 Aug 2010

HP & Intel®

Data Deduplication: An Essential Component of your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by CA ARCserve
WHITE PAPER: Data Deduplication is a technology that helps organizations balance opposing demands. Disk based backups can be rolled out in order to reduce the backup window and improve recovery time, and deduplication means the investment in those disk based targets is maximized. Continue reading this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

CA ARCserve

Remote/Branch Office Data Protection and System Availability
sponsored by CA ARCserve
WHITE PAPER: There are many approaches to remote office data protection and system availability. This paper describes best practices in using available technologies for protection, recovery and availability of remote or branch office systems, applications and data.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

CA ARCserve

Risk Never Sleeps: Managing Risk in an Uncertain World
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: IT professionals are increasingly responsible for doing more than just provisioning servers and maintaining applications – they are core players in the risk management process. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

SunGard Availability Services

Replay 4 Backup and Disaster Recovery Software for Windows Application Servers
sponsored by AppAssure Software, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Replay 4 completely eliminates backup windows by taking continuous snapshots of your Windows application servers, with just a 1-2% performance hit.  Recover from any server outage in 15 minutes or less and use 80% less storage space for your backups.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Premiered: 19 Aug 2010

AppAssure Software, Inc.

Crisis Management
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: This document is not designed as a substitute for a comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan; nor does it contain recovery procedures specific to your organization. This material suggests high-level issues that you should consider if you are in response mode. SunGard Availability Services is providing this as a public service.
Posted: 18 Aug 2010 | Published: 18 Aug 2010

SunGard Availability Services

CA ARCserve Family of Products: Success Stories
sponsored by CA ARCserve
CASE STUDY: The CA ARCserve Family of Products is a complete portfolio that gives you more control over your changing business by delivering total protection, recovery and availability for systems, applications and data. Read these customer success stories to learn more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2010 | Published: 17 Aug 2010

CA ARCserve

Mimecast Unifies Email Security, Archiving, and Continuity Services in the Cloud
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: The market for cloud-based IT infrastructure services delivered in a software-as-a-service model continues to grow. IDC research indicates this model of IT delivery is disrupting traditional licensed software markets and changing how archiving, backup, recovery, and security technologies are procured. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2010 | Published: 17 Aug 2010

Mimecast

Assessing the Financial Impact of Downtime
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will address the assessment of threats to your IT operations, inclusive of systems, applications, and data, and will guide you through the process of developing solid numbers around the potential costs they represent.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Vision Solutions

The Power of Information Availability - What Every Senior Executive Should Know
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how the power of an information availability solution can transform that non-productive, non-profitable downtime into the optimum level of value-producing business uptime for your organization.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Vision Solutions

3 Options for VMware Disaster Recovery and CDP
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Continuous data protection (or CDP) has been used by large enterprises for sometime for disaster recovery and to achieve the highest level of business continuity. Read this whitepaper to find out the 5 things you need to know about CDP and 3 options for VMware disaster recovery.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Veeam Software

Deduplication and VMware Backup Sprawl
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this white paper is to demonstrate that by using the deduplication and compression engine within the Veeam Backup and Replication product, it is possible to make a positive impact in the storage environment of any organisation.
Posted: 16 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Veeam Software

eBook: Untangling the Differences Between High Availability and Disaster Recovery - Chapter 2: Disaster Recovery is Not High Availability
sponsored by Marathon Technologies
EBOOK: The first chapter clarified that disaster recovery is not the same as high availability. It isnow time to consider disaster recovery in its own right and discover what is meant by thatterm. In order to cover the topic properly, let’s consider what is meant by disaster.
Posted: 26 Jul 2010 | Published: 26 Jul 2010

Marathon Technologies

Exchange Insider E-Zine - Volume 6: Evaluating Exchange Server in the Cloud
sponsored by SearchExchange.com
EZINE: Volume 6 of the Exchange Insider e-zine looks at the economics of running Exchange Server on-premise versus hosting it in the cloud.
Posted: 23 Jul 2010 | Published: 23 Jul 2010

SearchExchange.com

HP Mission Critical Services Enhancement for SAP Environments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: SAP solutions are business-critical, requiring high levels of availability, performance and support services. HP's Mission Critical Services Enhancement for SAP Environments proactively address performance and availability issues, benefiting from a single point of accountability for all support requirements. Read this paper for more details.
Posted: 23 Jul 2010 | Published: 23 Jul 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

E-Guide: Best Practices for Data Protection and Recovery in Virtual Environments
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
EGUIDE: Data backup is a top priority at most organizations, but data protection in virtual environments can be especially complicated. In this expert eguide from SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.uk, get tips for doing just that. Find out how you can enhance your data protection strategy without compromising your virtual infrastructure.
Posted: 16 Jul 2010 | Published: 16 Jul 2010

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

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.

Optimizing Management efficiency for Storage Infrastructures
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Dell/EMC NS family of unified storage enables organizations to easily and cost-effectively consolidate both unstructured file-system data and structured application data into a single shared storage system - helping organizations control costs, streamline management, and enhance storage availability and performance.
Posted: 13 Jul 2010 | Published: 13 Jul 2010

Dell, Inc.

Leveraging a Persistent Hardware Architecture
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: Many enterprises looking to increase the flexibility, improve the scalability, enhance the availability and reduce the costs of data storage have turned to SANs. The Compellent SAN enables businesses to continuously integrate new disk drive, switch and network interface technologies without having to replace existing hardware or software.
Posted: 09 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Jun 2010

Dell Compellent

How to Migrate to Oracle 11g with Minimal Downtime
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Upgrading databases isn’t easy – in fact, performing a successful upgrade while minimizing downtime is especially difficult! Eliminate upgrade failures while reducing workflow delays – and save yourself the headaches of upgrading databases. Read this white paper today.
Posted: 01 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

Dell Software

Tenzing Resource Center
sponsored by Tenzing Managed IT Services
RESOURCE CENTER: Welcome to Tenzing's new Managed Hosting Resource Center. Tenzing's resource center provides information such as news articles, white papers, and webinar broadcasts concerning managed hosting services from in-house and third-party sources that can help you make the right hosting choices for your organization.
Posted: 29 Jun 2010 | Published: 29 Jun 2010

Tenzing Managed IT Services

CA ARCserve Replication r15 and CA ARCserve High Availability r15 Evaluation Software
sponsored by CA ARCserve
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: CA ARCserve® Replication offers continuous data protection to complement any backup solution. This software trial includes all Replication and High Availability features for your convenience and testing. Download now.
Posted: 28 Jun 2010 | Premiered: 28 Jun 2010

CA ARCserve

Designing a Persistent Hardware Architecture
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: The Compellent® Storage Center™ SAN is designed for persistence. Using an open, nonproprietary hardware architecture, the Compellent SAN enables businesses to continuously integrate new disk drive, switch and network interface technologies without having to replace existing hardware or software.
Posted: 28 Jun 2010 | Published: 01 May 2009

Dell Compellent

Presentation Transcript: Storage - The Missing Piece to Your Virtualization Puzzle
sponsored by PC Connection
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Virtual server sprawl can lead to a complex storage environment, and an increasing the utilization of your servers will demand more from your infrastructure. You need to optimize performance of your virtual environment with the right storage solution.
Posted: 24 Jun 2010 | Published: 24 Jun 2010

PC Connection
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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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