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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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Analyst Report: Characteristics and Capabilities of Scalable Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses IBM's Storwize family architecture, its benefits and how it's applied across several market segments as independent storage systems.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Network Evolution University: Video Conferencing and Collaboration
sponsored by SearchUnifiedCommunications.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this classroom, our experts examines how desktop video is enabling the focus on collaboration, best practices for using desktop video, and policies to manage its use and protect the network.
Posted: 19 Mar 2013 | Premiered: 19 Mar 2013

SearchUnifiedCommunications.com

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

High Availability & Data Protection with EMC Isilon Scale-out NAS
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper give a detailed look at the challenges organisations face as they deal with the deluge of digital content and unstructured data and the growing importance of data protection. It details how the EMC Isilon OneFS architecture provides high availability and data protection needed to meet these challenges.
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

EMC

Veritas Cluster Server from Symantec
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses a cluster server platform that ensures high availability and disaster recovery for the most critical applications.
Posted: 29 May 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Symantec Corporation

Neverfail Ensure Continuous Care at Alpena Medical Arts
sponsored by Neverfail
CASE STUDY: This case study details how one rural health clinic located in northeast Michigan implemented a disaster recovery/business continuity solution that provides the highest of availability so they can properly serve their community.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013

Neverfail

Cray Sonexion™ Data Storage System
sponsored by Cray
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the features and benefits of the Cray Sonexion Lustre appliance approach while comparing and contrasting it to traditional component-based approaches.
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Cray

How Enterprise-Class Services Integrate with Real Companies
sponsored by Comcast
PODCAST: Discover why one of your peers chose Enterprise Services from Comcast to fulfill their need for a high-speed connection between their primary site and disaster recovery site.
Posted: 06 Mar 2013 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

Comcast

The Importance of High-Availability Systems in Disaster Recovery Plans
sponsored by Neverfail
EGUIDE: Learn why high-availability systems are integral components of disaster recovery plans in today's always-on business climate by checking out this expert SearchDisasterRecovery.com E-Guide.
Posted: 01 Feb 2013 | Published: 01 Feb 2013

Neverfail

Big Data: Impact on Storage Systems, Processes and Budgets
sponsored by Cleversafe
EGUIDE: The exact definition of big data is still shaky for most, but experts agree that big data analytics and retention are impacting storage in a huge way. Explore this impact and gain insight into big data's other effects on storage processes and budgets, plus learn how vendors are responding to big data challenges in this expert E-Guide.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Published: 02 Jan 2013

Cleversafe

Preventing application availability and SaaS issues in the cloud
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers tips for preventing availability issues when designing Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. Find out how you need to change your approach to application lifecycle management (ALM) in order to design cloud applications in a fail-safe or fail-soft manner.
Posted: 10 Dec 2012 | Published: 10 Dec 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Dell PowerEdge R515 servers delivered high-availability performance for 500+ users with plenty of room for growth
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This test report details the need for high availability data center infrastructure to support applications running on virtual machines. Learn more about a sample configuration and access instructions on implementing it.
Posted: 25 Sep 2012 | Published: 25 Sep 2012

Dell and Microsoft

Endress+Hauser maximises availability and resiliency with Linux on System z
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This case study explains how one company successfully navigated the disaster recovery planning process. Discover why they decided to implement Linux on System z and how virtualisation allowed them to cost-effectively scale their IT environment.
Posted: 13 Aug 2012 | Published: 08 Aug 2012

IBM

The Growing Importance of IT Support Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a closer look at the support services marketplace and focuses on one key player that is receiving a lot of attention from IT professionals. Discover emerging trends shaping the landscape for this technology and determine whether your business could benefit from establishing a contract with this provider.
Posted: 27 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms: Common Problems Addressed
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover practical data center design solutions. From power and cooling to physical security, this resource provides a comprehensive overview of valuable strategies to decrease downtime.
Posted: 27 Jul 2012 | Published: 27 Jul 2012

APC by Schneider Electric

High Availability Add-On for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on HP ProLiant Servers
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a Linux architecture designed to help companies maximize availability. Learn more about the technical components of this configuration and how you can ensure that it is successfully implemented.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

Red Hat and HP

DreamWorks Animation Utilizes the Red Hat Portfolio to Build a Private Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how one leading animation studio uses Linux to enable rapid and cost-efficient scalability of computing and resources for high-performance compute (HPC) workloads. Learn how your organization can reduce your data center footprint and enhance reliability by using this Linux platform.
Posted: 16 Jul 2012 | Published: 16 Jul 2012

Red Hat and HP

Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) 11g Release 2
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to save on IT resources while supporting new and existing business applications with Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC)'s high availability and scalability.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

Oracle Corporation

Fabbrica Automatismi Apertura Cancelli Story
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how one company migrated from its legacy IBM i platform to Linux which reduced costs, improved performance and simplified system management processes. Discover how your organization can achieve similar benefits as well as improve response time and reduce workloads.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | Published: 19 Jun 2012

SUSE

High Availability on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines various high availability scenarios for running SAP on SUSE Linux. Determine which one is right for your enterprise and obtain detailed advice for properly enabling it.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

SUSE

Eliminating End Users and Application Downtime
sponsored by Neverfail
WHITE PAPER: This essential resource examines critical gaps in the ability of platform-level virtualization technologies to protect mission-critical business applications in mixed physical and virtual environments. Read on to find out how to address these gaps and avoid costly downtime with affordable data protection and DR solutions.
Posted: 12 Jun 2012 | Published: 12 Jun 2012

Neverfail

SAP on SUSE Linux Enterprise Simple Stack
sponsored by SUSE
WHITE PAPER: Because organizations depend on SAP applications to plan for the future, points of failure can have serious, long-term implications. This white paper offers detailed guidance to help you build and maintain a highly available SAP architecture based on the successful integration of SUSE Linux and x86-64 hardware.
Posted: 12 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2011

SUSE

Performance Management for IBM POWER
sponsored by ORSYP
WHITE PAPER: Discover a management tool that monitors virtualised infrastructure, diagnoses performance problems and minimises workloads. Read on to learn how your organisation can see benefits like minimised downtime, streamlined management and more.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Published: 29 May 2012

ORSYP
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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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