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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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Embrace Virtualization, Cloud, and ITaaS: HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 all-flash array
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out how to reduce storage management time by 90% and complete 6x more transactions per second with 90% fewer disks.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Retail Shopping Has Become More Personal, Relevant and Profitable
sponsored by Aerohive Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals a strategy that defines a cloud-based approach to personalising the retail experience for every customer.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Aerohive Networks

HGST Shared Storage Case Study
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a flash platform that connects servers for low-latency access to flash storage. This allows an RAC cluster to use SSDs inside database servers as a shared primary storage, a unique capability.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

HGST

Optimizing Service Levels Through Database Monitoring
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper that highlights an agile IT monitoring software system that provides database monitoring from both a server perspective and from the end-user's perspective.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

Molina Healthcare Ramps Up Fast for Claims Processing Spikes with VBlock
sponsored by VCE
WHITE PAPER: This case study examines how Molina was able to increase application performance and speed provisioning while reducing data center footprint. Read on to learn how they were able to deliver an agile infrastructure capable of meeting increased SLAs by consolidating their infrastructure on Vblock™ Systems.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

VCE

Data Backup vs. Data Archiving: Is Data Backup Closing the Gap?
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, learn from the experts at SearchDataBackup.com the similarities and differences between the two technologies.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

EMC Corporation

Intel® Service Assurance Administrator: Enrich your cloud with service assurance administration
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how one software solution delivers the ability to confidently create a multitenant environment that can support multiple business units with a wide variety of business applications.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Intel

Managed Services: Your 10-Week Guide to Becoming an MSP
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: 24 Apr 2013

LabTech Software

Assessing The Benefits Of Application Delivery Optimization Solutions
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the benefits of application delivery optimization solutions, and how meeting your service-level agreement is the key component of achieving optimization.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 24 Jul 2014

CA Technologies.

EMC vs. Oracle: Examining Storage Systems for Your Backup Environment
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores a backup and restore system that will offer your organization layers of data protection and integrity while providing you the peace of mind to focus on your business and not your data security.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

Oracle and Intel®

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

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

The Business Case for the Enterprise Cloud
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Read this resource to learn why enterprise cloud models are more worth the investment compared to commodity ones.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Ixia’s Visibility Architecture
sponsored by Ixia
VIDEO: Learn more about the importance of your access to and control of data at every point in the physical and virtual network, and how to enable end-to-end visibility and security.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Premiered: 27 Feb 2014

Ixia

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

Network Visibility Primer
sponsored by Ixia
WEBCAST: Access this brief webcast to discover an improved visibility solution that will help reduce network complexity, as well as offer dynamic filtering under a simplified architecture.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 25, 2013

Ixia

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

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
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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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