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ALSO CALLED: Service Level Agreements, SLAs
DEFINITION: A service-level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a network service provider and a customer that specifies, usually in measurable terms, what services the network service provider will furnish. Many Internet service providers (ISP)s provide their customers with an SLA. More recently, IS departments in major enterprises have adopted the idea of writing a service level agreement so that services  … 
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Case Study: Improving Cloud Service with Flash
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to discover how a cloud services company drastically increased its performance and capacity with flash.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 27 Jan 2015

IBM

Embracing Virtualization, Cloud, and ITaaS with All-Flash
sponsored by HP India
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to learn more about the advantages of all-flash, including how it can reduce storage management time and enable more transactions per second on fewer disks.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

HP India

A Revolution in Cloud Networking: Citrix TriScale Technology
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: View this resource now to learn how you can scale application and service delivery infrastructures for enterprise cloud networks—with no additional complexity or hefty costs.
Posted: 30 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 May 2013

Citrix

2014 Annual Trends in Managed Services
sponsored by CompTIA
WHITE PAPER: View this extensive and thorough white paper to explore a managed services provider buying guide. Discover what sets the good providers apart from the average ones as well as the red flags to avoid. Read now to learn all you need to know and more when choosing a service provider.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

CompTIA

IaaS Wars. What it means for Technology Vendors?
sponsored by Vembu Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how the demand for IaaS has affected technology vendors.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Vembu Technologies

AWS: The Basics
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
EGUIDE: Not 100% sure about the differences between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure? In this expert e-guide, get a breakdown of the plans, costs, and service-level agreement (SLA) details to help you decide which service best meets your organization's needs.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

SIOS Technology Corp

CA Cloud Service Delivery Platform
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a cloud service delivery platform (CSDP) that fundamentally transforms service delivery, and shows the contrast between current approaches and efforts of service providers
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 17 Nov 2014

CA Technologies.

Protecting Mission-Critical Application Environments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses mission-critical application backup and recovery, proposing a shift to a more intelligent and adaptive backup and recovery framework that incorporates application awareness, storage integration, and operational analytics.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Data Protector Zero Downtime Backup for Oracle and SAP
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a zero downtime backup solution that helps organization backup large volumes of information without impacting production environment and reduces the IT staff time required to manage backup and recovery.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

10 Weeks to Managed Services Success
sponsored by LabTech Software
EBOOK: If you're considering becoming a managed service provider, this 10-Week Guide to Becoming an MSP can help get you started. It breaks the process down into manageable pieces so you can stay on the right track without getting overwhelmed.
Posted: 12 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Jan 2015

LabTech Software

Cloud Services for Every Business Process
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WEBCAST: Watch this concise video now to discover the numerous cloud services one leading vendor offers, and how those services can help your organization make the most out of cloud implementation.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Premiered: May 9, 2014

NEC Corporation of America

A Computer Weekly buyer’s guide to hybrid cloud
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computer Weekly looks at how to find the best hybrid cloud provider for your organisation, the impact of hybrid cloud on the infrastructure manager and how Microsoft is catching up with the cloud market with Azure.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Hybrid Cloud Requires a Transition from IT Service Builder to IT Service Broker
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Download this full report to begin preparing for a hybrid cloud future.
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NetApp

Expert Tips for Compliance and Managing Employee Data
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide covers the key drivers behind the move to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud-based applications, as well as important considerations to keep in mind when evaluating your choices. As you read, learn how to craft a comprehensive request for proposal (RFP) and overcome ongoing compliance and management challenges.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

IBM

How to Manage Storage Complexity While Reducing Costs
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes how infrastructure leaders can confidently manage cost, complexity, and risk, capitalize on emerging technologies, and drive future innovation across their organizations with Red Hat Storage Server, an open, software-defined storage platform.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Red Hat

Best Practices for Maintaining GRC During the Modern Age of Cloud Computing, BYOD and Big Data
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide details three steps for maintaining compliance during cloud deployment, how BYOD and the cloud increase risk and how cloud SLAs can alleviate that risk and enhance data recovery.
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2014

IBM

Improve Business Productivity and User Experience: SQL Server 2014 In-Memory Database
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io
WHITE PAPER: This brief paper highlights a leading acceleration system combined with SQL Server in-memory OLTP and how it improves customer experience by boosting system response time and business productivity.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 28 May 2014

Dell, Inc. and Fusion-io

Analyst Paper: Linux and Virtualization Bring Operational Efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IDC whitepaper explores the evolving role of Linux and its extended ecosystem in support of production applications. Inside,you'll also find case studies of customers who deployed a variety of Linux workloads on Power Systems servers rather than on x86 servers, with a low initial cost of acquisition.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Assuaging Concerns about Public Cloud Services And APM: Expert Roadmap
sponsored by XO Communications
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, cloud networking expert Amy Larsen DiCarlo shares her insight on the public cloud, with emphasis on use cases, common concerns, and how to choose the right provider. Click through to also find 5 FAQs about network-based application performance management (APM) to ensure your business stays up-to-speed.
Posted: 21 Jan 2014 | Published: 21 Jan 2014

XO Communications

CA Business Service Insight for Service Level Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details an automated service level management solution that will save on cost and improve customer relations.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 18 Nov 2011

CA Technologies.

How to Drive ROI From Service Performance:Examining The Cost Benefits of Automated Service Level Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the value of service level management and explains three best practices to drive ROI.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

CA Technologies.

The Evolution of Server Load Balancing
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a solution that not only allows users to measure end-to-end application, network and browser rendering performance data in real-time, but also one that automatically accelerates web sites.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013

Radware

Web Application Performance Management
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a solution that not only allows users to measure end-to-end application, network and browser rendering performance data in real-time, but also one that automatically accelerates web sites; optimizing HTML dynamically and reducing web page build times by up to 50% on PC and mobile browsers.
Posted: 24 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Radware

Vblock Drives Enterprise Cloud Growth for CSC
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: Faced with the need to meet client demands for cloud-based IT support, systems integrator Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) needed to find a new infrastructure that was built to handle cloud deployments. Read this case study to discover the approach they took.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

VCE

Expert Cloud Computing Service Strategies
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide from SearchCloudComputing.com, discover how to deploy proper cloud management services and trust your move to the cloud will ensure successful operations, even in an off-site data center.
Posted: 07 Oct 2013 | Published: 07 Oct 2013

Dell Software
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SLA DEFINITION (continued): …  for their customers (users in other departments within the enterprise) can be measured, justified, and perhaps compared with those of outsourcing network providers.Some metrics that SLAs may specify include: What percentage of the time services will be available The number of users that can be served simultaneouslySpecific performance benchmarks to which actual performance will be periodically comparedThe schedule for notification in advance of network changes that may affect usersHelp desk response time for various classes of problemsDial-in access availabilityUsage statistics that will be provided. … 
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