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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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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 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

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

Dynamic Virtual Storage: The Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Built on breakthrough virtualized peer storage architecture, the EqualLogic PS Series simplifies the deployment and administration of consolidated storage environments. Read this product overview to learn more.
Posted: 18 Jun 2010 | Published: 18 Jun 2010

Dell, Inc.

Examining business resiliency management best practices: How to prepare today for future trends in business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations that aren’t able to respond to IT disruptions or rapid market changes can find themselves left behind. Read this paper and learn how  to effectively manage people, process, and technology within a business resilience strategy.
Posted: 17 Jun 2010 | Published: 17 Jun 2010

IBM

What IT Managers Need to Know About IP Surveillance
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: The video surveillance market is in the throes of transition. IP surveillance is rapidly taking over from traditional analog CCTV. Within the next three years more than half the surveillance cameras used in North America will be IP cameras, according to the research firm Frost & Sullivan. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 15 Jun 2010 | Published: 15 Jun 2010

D-Link

Future-Proofing the Core, the Distribution Layer, and the Wiring Closet of Enterprise Networks
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: With so much riding on the availability and performance of the network, businesses of all sizes need a reliable infrastructure that eliminates downtime and is highly efficient, and flexible to handle the challenges of ever-increasing bandwidth. Read this paper to learn what you should look for in a solution and how to choose the proper vendor.
Posted: 15 Jun 2010 | Published: 15 Jun 2010

D-Link

Transzap fuels a competitive edge with increased application uptime from IBM System z
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: The System z solution from IBM has helped Transzap, a software-as-a-service firm establish a dynamic infrastructure that helps reduce costs and greatly improves the level of service Transzap is able to provide to its customers. Read this case study to learn about the features and business benefits of IBM's System z solution.
Posted: 15 Jun 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

IBM

Doubling the Value of Virtualization with HP ProLiant G6 Servers and HP StorageWorks
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company and AMD
CASE STUDY: Access this case study now to learn more about the implementation of HP’s solutions at Opus Interactive, and discover exactly what benefits and improvements resulted from the transition.
Posted: 11 Jun 2010 | Published: 11 Jun 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company and AMD

A practical guide to keeping your virtual data centre safe
sponsored by Sophos UK
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will focus on the best practices for the protection of virtual servers running in the data centre.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

Sophos UK

Customer Satisfaction with Application Delivery Controller Vendors
sponsored by Citrix
ANALYST REPORT: Enterprise Management Associates Report: "Customer Satisfaction with Application Delivery Controller Vendors" - shows how Citrix NetScaler beats F5 and Cisco in customer satisfaction. Discover why Citrix is superior in 16 out of 21 categories and tops the competition in Presales, Tech Support, Product, Technology, and Overall Business Value.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 01 Mar 2010

Citrix

Considering Backup and Recovery
sponsored by D-Link
WHITE PAPER: Backup and recovery technology is a key component of an IT department’s data availability and protection strategy. In considering backup solutions, ultimately what matters most is data recovery or restore. Read this whitepaper to learn more.
Posted: 04 Jun 2010 | Published: 04 Jun 2010

D-Link

Increase Resiliency And Flexibility With Virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
WHITE PAPER: With the right infrastructure in your virtual environment, you can dramatically improve resiliency and flexibility without breaking the bank. This Forrester Consulting paper explains how.
Posted: 04 Jun 2010 | Published: 04 Jun 2010

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

An ERP Platform Strategy Based on Industry-standard Servers
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Many large organizations have a centralized enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment based on proprietary mainframes or RISC-based systems. In contrast, Intel IT has successfully implemented a decentralized ERP environment that is based on industry-standard servers and supports more than 10,000 active users. Read this paper to learn more!
Posted: 02 Jun 2010 | Published: 02 Jun 2010

Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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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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