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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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Beyond the Basics: Top 5 Cloud Management Must Haves
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WHITE PAPER: Move beyond the basics of CMP: Read this white paper to learn how to leverage your cloud to accelerate IT service delivery, automate data center operations, and securely manage the hybrid cloud. You'll also see how to address IT initiatives and make the most of your CMP.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 14 Dec 2016

VMware

Building a Data Lifecycle Management Strategy in the Era of Digital Transformation
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate and execute a data lifecycle management plan that accelerates digital transformation and enable you to meet and e-discovery requirements, improve availability, and secure data stored and archived in the cloud. Download now to fill in the gaps of your data storage strategy.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Iron Mountain

Embrace risk: secure your hybrid cloud Protected to innovate with the right mix
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to remove the risky barriers to digital innovation by determining the right mix of hybrid cloud for your IT infrastructure strategy. Access the freedom and flexibility cloud offers by learning 3 security-first principles that will ensure your hybrid cloud is as productive as it is secure and compliant.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Right Mix: Developing the Right Hybrid IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate the right hybrid IT infrastructure to meet the needs of your apps, services, and enterprise. Access now to learn the formula for achieving the optimal mix of traditional IT, private cloud, and public cloud services.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to 3D printing
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EBOOK: In this 14-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at how 3D Printing will disrupt industry from enterprises to SMEs, what advances we will see next and how CIOs can exploit the tide of innovation to become business enablers.
Posted: 28 Jul 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Operation Nexterday
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This study by ICT Intuition and Coleman Parkes Research shows strong demand among enterprises for new connected digital services, but also a serious gap in operators' ability to satisfy them.
Posted: 28 Jan 2016 | Published: 28 Jan 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Buyer's Guide: Emerging technologies in networking
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EBOOK: Check out this extensive buyers' guide to explore technologies that are designed to improve networking, and for an inside glance at what established suppliers are doing to re-invent their offerings.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

A Computer Weekly buyer’s guide to hybrid cloud
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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

Crunching the Costs of Microsoft Exchange On-premises vs. Cloud Services
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
EGUIDE: Download this expert guide to learn how to calculate the costs of on-premises Exchange versus those of Office 365's mail service, and from this assessment deduce if the O365 cloud is your enterprise's best option for collaboration. Discover new cost factors such as electricity, bandwidth needs, personnel expenses, and more.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 22 Nov 2016

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Five AWS Data Migration Methods to Consider and How to Overcome Common Mistakes
sponsored by UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services
EGUIDE: More enterprises are looking to store data in the public cloud, often at a fraction of the cost of on-premises storage. But transferring that data isn't straightforward. Examine 5 data migration methods for moving storage to AWS in this expert guide, as well as 4 additional mistakes to avoid when transferring servers and apps to the cloud.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services

Building a Hybrid Cloud Roadmap and 3 Advantages Flying Under the Radar
sponsored by BT
EGUIDE: Given how rapidly IT evolves, needs are rarely static and there's inevitable growth making it tough to develop a long-term cloud strategy. In this e-guide learn how to build a hybrid cloud roadmap that lasts and discover 3 advantages of hybrid cloud that have been flying under the radar.
Posted: 01 Aug 2016 | Published: 27 Jul 2016

BT

VMTurbo Applies Market-Based Modeling to Workload Performance Management Challenges
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WHITE PAPER: Cloud management is the key to meeting dynamic workload performance demands. Read on to learn about the top cloud management tools that are being implemented across the United States, and gain insight into one company's approach.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

Turbonomic

SaaS CRM Best Practices
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide discusses the importance of examining a CRM software vendor's ecosystem before signing on the dotted line. Uncover expert tips on how to negotiate the best SaaS service-level agreement for your enterprise.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Microsoft

How to Negotiate Your Cloud Contracts Like a Pro
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
EZINE: In this edition of CIO Decisions, you'll learn how to negotiate your cloud contracts like a pro. Discover articles with best practices.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 04 Nov 2015

SearchCIO.com

All in the Cloud Together
sponsored by SearchCloudApplications
EZINE: In this three-part handbook, learn about key cloud service-level agreement topics, including: three steps that will help organizations create effective cloud SLAs, why hybrid cloud SLAs are harder to define, how to avoid critical public cloud mistakes, and more.
Posted: 30 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

SearchCloudApplications

With DaaS SLAs, the House Always Wins
sponsored by SearchVirtualDesktop.com
EBOOK: Learn about how DaaS providers build service-level agreements. The agreements don't usually favor the customer, and IT shops aren't as protected against downtime as they might think.
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 | Published: 10 Sep 2015

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

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
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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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