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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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Solving Your Biggest IT Challenges with VMware Virtualization
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WEBCAST: This resource is a series of webcasts providing solutions to solving your biggest IT challenges with VMware virtualization.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Premiered: Sep 12, 2013

VMware, Inc.

RocketSpace Enhances QoS by Gaining IT Control and Security
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CASE STUDY: In this case study, see how RocketSpace got both high security and high performance with Dell™ SonicWALL™ E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) E5500 Next-Generation Firewall with application intelligence, control and visualization.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Dell Software

Virtualization: The Key to Better Disaster Recovery, Risk Management
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how integrating virtualization and the cloud into disaster recovery and business continuity initiatives can improve those ventures.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

VMware, Inc.

Crash Insurance: Protect Your Business with Virtualization
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WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explores how a virtualization or cloud computing solution with priority given to a solid recovery plan can help you get your get back online after a disaster within hours instead of days, helping and perhaps even saving your business from shutting its doors. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

VMware, Inc.

IBM FlashSystem in securities industry
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight on solid state storage as drives, disks, and arrays. Check it out now to discover the broad characteristics of solid state storage and how it can improve your I/O performance.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

IBM Power Systems and Their Support for Business Resilience in Challenging IT Environments
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WHITE PAPER: This short white paper provides insight into a disaster recovery solution that maintains continuous high availability in the face of any threat to the data center.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Implement Flash Technology to Improve Business Performance and Efficiency
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the growing use of flash technology across the enterprise and how the technology is being deployed to improve performance and efficiency.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

NetApp

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5 - Automated Disaster Recovery Orchestration
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DATA SHEET: This informative paper explores a modern DR technology that provides automated orchestration and nondisruptive testing to simplify DR management for all of your virtualized applications. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and VMware

Dell Compellent Storage Center: Windows Server 2012 - Best Practices Guide
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WHITE PAPER: This document provides an overview of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and introduces best practice guidelines when integrating Windows Server 2012 with the Dell Compellent Storage Center.
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Dell and Microsoft

Hyper-V® 2012 vs. vSphere™ 5.1 - Understanding the Differences
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WHITE PAPER: In order to help vSphere administrators make the knowledge leap between VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, this paper will outline the differences between the currently shipping products from both VMware and Microsoft: vSphere 5.1 and Hyper-V 2012. Discover key features in the products and be exposed to the feature details as that may exist.
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 26 Aug 2013

SolarWinds, Inc.

Enable Data Collaboration Through Powerful Storage Efficiencies
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into a leading vendor's optimized technology for tiered storage infrastructure – offering the flexibility to scale both capacity and performance independently while also keeping storage costs low and providing reliable data protection over many years.
Posted: 23 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Time for Converged Infrastructure?
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WHITE PAPER: This one page white paper explores converged infrastructure and when to deploy. Discover the intuitiveness of infrastructure and the benefits IT is reaping.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

EMC Corporation

Re-enforcing a Reduced IT Infrastructure Model with High Availabilty
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Do you want an affordable, advanced storage clustering solution with high availability? Discover how you can use LSI Syncro CS solution at a low-cost that is even simpler-to-deploy.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Building an Affordable, Fully Redundant Storage Appliance
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WHITE PAPER: A shared storage solution is critical to achieving many of the benefits of server virtualization. Find out how LSI Syncro CS solutions can help you get reliable and high availability shared storage now.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Affordable High Availability (HA) Delivers Convenience, Value and Improved Response Time to Retail Branches
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Need to minimize the risk of server failures and optimize your inventory database? LSI shows why deploying HA servers at your retail branch locations is critical to adding value to your business.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

LSI Corporation.

Making Server Redundancy Affordable for Remote and Branch Offices
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WHITE PAPER: Setting up redundant servers with full data protection can be too expensive, complex, and impractical for many organizations. Read how ROBO sites deploying Syncro solutions can cost effectively give you business continuity and robust data protection.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

LSI Syncro CS Solutions Performance Considerations
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WHITE PAPER: Want faster, affordable high availability deployment for DAS architecture? Read how Syncro CS solution, with LSI MegaRAID technology, can help you easily defeat cost and management problems.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

IT Reputational Risk Study Overview
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This short video summarizes the findings from a recent study on risks to your business reputation resulting from failures in your IT environment.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 13 Dec 2012

IBM

IBM SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery Portal Demo
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT DEMO: This video provides a quick tour of how one virtual, cloud-based DR tool works. View now to discover the benefits it provides.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 08 Feb 2013

IBM

IBM SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This short video explores a disaster recovery solution that can help you improve recovery times for apps running on both virtualized and traditional servers.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 24 Feb 2012

IBM

Changing Old Storage Paradigms With Tier-1 Applications
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: The performance, availability, and data protection requirements associated with tier-1 applications were easy to meet when one application mapped to one server and a dedicated storage system. But a virtual world with shared infrastructure and unpredictable workloads creates new demands. Discover how NetApp solutions address this challenge.
Posted: 01 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

NetApp

EMC Isilon Storage for KDB+: A use case for historical and near real-time storage for Kdb+/Kx/Q
sponsored by EMC Isilon
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this document is to present an overview on the kdb+ workflow and to understand the suitability of Isilon scale-out NAS platform as the storage platform of choice for these workflows.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

EMC Isilon

Senior Vodafone Staff Access BlackBerry Service at all Times with Rapid Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Neverfail
CASE STUDY: This case study discusses how one company implemented a high availability solution that delivers 24/7 availability and allows for routine maintenance while their system is live.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013

Neverfail

Neverfail Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS)
sponsored by Neverfail
DATA SHEET: This short white paper explores a next-generation, cloud-based DR solution that ensures your critical data is protected and easily recovered.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013

Neverfail

Neverfail Heartbeat Failover Engine
sponsored by Neverfail
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to explore a business continuity solution that continuously keeps your applications up in the face of any threat to system availability.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013

Neverfail
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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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