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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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Operation Nexterday
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

Software-Defined Storage: What it Means for the IT Practitioner
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Software-Defined Storage, a new approach to storage that enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model that fits in with our virtualized world.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

VMware, Inc.

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

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

CW Buyer's Guide: Emerging technologies in networking
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

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 EMC Converged Platforms.
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

EMC Converged Platforms.

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

Citrix Ready with Caringo: Foundation to a Successful Cloud Storage Service
sponsored by Citrix Ready and Caringo
WEBCAST: In this webinar you will learn how to select object storage software that delivers value through enterprise feature sets, reduce infrastructure management and eliminate service downtime, deploy and administer a cloud storage service, facilitate the broadest range of access to your cloud storage service and much more.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Premiered: Sep 12, 2013


The Zen of Guaranteed Application Performance
sponsored by IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES
WHITE PAPER: Application performance is business performance – yet eliminating frustration and providing app happiness can be a harrowing task. This resource outlines how to gain the control, visibility, and automated intelligence you need for your apps – and business – to be successful.
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 26 Aug 2013

IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES

Cisco® ONE: The Value of Advanced Flow Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how utilizing the advanced flow control capability in Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) can help you overcome the complex monitoring challenges you are facing today.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco® ONE: Traffic Visualization and Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how Cisco ONE's traffic visualization and control capability can help service providers visualize traffic end-to-end across the network and respond to unpredictable network capacity demands quickly, easily, and efficiently.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Expert Advice: 10 Questions You Need to Ask Vendors Before Making an App Delivery Solution Purchase
sponsored by F5 Networks
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This final section of SearchEnterpriseWAN.com's three-part guide on application delivery optimization explores the guiding principles behind undertaking an ADO deployment and provides a checklist of steps and considerations you should address prior to selecting an ADO solution.
Posted: 20 May 2013 | Premiered: 20 May 2013

F5 Networks
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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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