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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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Tape's New Niche: Long-Term Data Retention
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: This E-Guide includes expert insight from Rich Castagna and Jon Toigo regarding tape's still-relevant role in the data center and how tape can be key for disaster recovery.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 13 Mar 2013

Iron Mountain

Gartner: Best practices for I&O for cloud-readiness
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST BRIEF: Gartner analysts explain how Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) teams can best prepare for the cloud.
Posted: 14 Jan 2013 | Published: 14 Jan 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Buyer's Guide: Outsourcing
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This in-depth buyer's guide, assesses the trends in outsourcing, the options for small and medium sized companies and the role of governance.
Posted: 17 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Application Delivery and Optimization Solutions Spotlight- Checklist #3
sponsored by SearchNetworking.com
EGUIDE: The third section of SearchEnterpriseWAN.com's three-part guide on application delivery optimization (ADO) solutions explores the product benefits and tradeoffs and aims to help you seal the deal on a purchasing decision.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 11 Feb 2013

SearchNetworking.com

Smarter Deduplication with CommVault® Simpana® Software
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: CommVault® Simpana® software provides a holistic approach to data deduplication. Data deduplication should not be deployed as a band aid or "quick-fix" point product. Read this product overview to learn more about the key benefits and capabilities of this solution.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2009

CommVault Systems, Inc.

How MSPs Can Drive Success in the Current Market
sponsored by Kaseya
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from MicroScope.co.UK explains why leveraging the proper monitoring tool can make or break your business. In addition, discover why updating your services portfolio to include mobile management can help you drive business profits, gain customers, and increase efficiency.
Posted: 06 Dec 2012 | Published: 06 Dec 2012

Kaseya

Cloud-Based Email Archiving Pros and Cons
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: Explore the benefits and downfalls of cloud-based email archiving in this expert E-Guide brought to you by SearchStorage.com. Find key criteria you shouldn't overlook when considering archiving in the cloud and learn why it's essential to know the ins and outs of whatever service in which you intend to invest.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

Symantec Corporation

Hitachi Command Director
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
DATA SHEET: This data sheet introduces a software designed to provide comprehensive management reporting of storage environments via consolidated key management statistics and business intelligence views of the storage environment. Read on to explore an approach to managing storage capacity and performance requirements.
Posted: 16 Oct 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

Presentation Transcript: College of Virtualization - Lessons in Implementing a Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery Plan
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This SearchDisasterRecovery.com presentation transcript will give you a crash course on how to implement a cost-efficient disaster recovery plan. You'll hear an overview of disaster recovery and recieve some general advice to get you started on the business and technology considerations that are going to be crucial to you.
Posted: 11 Oct 2012 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Next Generation Data Protection with HP StoreOnce and Data Protector 7 Software
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Failing to modernize your data protection could be catastrophic in terms of lost time, profit, and reputation. This informative white paper explores today's easiest, most cost-effective solutions to new data protection challenges.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 10 Sep 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

IT Best Practices: To Support or Not Support Consumer-Owned Smartphones
sponsored by Zenprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover why mobile service is vital to your overall messaging infrastructure and mobile management strategy as you uncover how to better support consumer-owned smartphones in your organisation.
Posted: 03 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Mar 2009

Zenprise

CSC partners with VCE to jump-start cloud business with Vblock™ Infrastructure Systems
sponsored by VCE
CASE STUDY: This case study explores the solution one of your peers implemented to meet the growing needs of their client base, ensure availability, performance, and security, and increase their competitive advantage in the cloud services market.
Posted: 30 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

VCE

Reduce the Cost and Complexity of Multi-sourced IT Environments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: Public, private and hybrid cloud services have made it increasingly difficult for IT organizations to govern and manage IT services— at the same time that businesses are demanding greater agility and faster delivery from IT. View this webcast to learn how to rein in this supplier sprawl to improve service quality and reduce costs and risks.
Posted: 27 Jul 2012 | Premiered: May 9, 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Eliminate Downtime for your Life-Critical Health Care Systems
sponsored by HP & Intel®
CASE STUDY: “For us, it’s all about availability.  These are life-critical systems that we’re hosting, used 24x7.  The HP Mission Critical Partnership helps us meet the challenge.”  Bill Graff, vice president, Cerner Technology Infrastructure, Cerner Corporation.  In this case study, learn how the HP partnership helped Cerner meet service level commitments.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | Published: 19 Sep 2011

HP & Intel®

Cloud SLAs: Defining the Right Requirements Up Front
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores essential factors to consider when evaluating a cloud service provider. Discover what to look for and how to voice your requirements up front to ensure you get the most from your cloud environment.
Posted: 13 Jun 2012 | Published: 13 Jun 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration: Five Critical Factors
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover five critical factors for a successful migration to an MPLS IP VPN service in this whitepaper. Learn the evolving needs of today’s enterprise networks and uncover how an MPLS-based IP VPN can help you fulfill these wants and needs.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

Key Considerations for MPLS IP-VPN Success
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits of an MPLS-based private IP network and learn how it can not only help you simplify network management and reduce costs, but also prioritize application, create and improve disaster recovery, and much more!
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

How to Choose a Managed Network Services Provider
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing your network is no easy task, hence the reason managed service providers (MSPs) exist. In this resource, explore the advantages of outsourcing to an MSP and best practices for finding the right MSP for your organization.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 22 May 2012

MegaPath Inc.

What if There Were a Better Class of Cloud?
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: The Carrier Cloud is a superior class of public cloud services, which serves customers better and enables MSPs to further leverage the cloud for their own business benefits.
Posted: 15 May 2012 | Published: 15 May 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Private Cloud E-Zine Vol. 2 No.2 Cloud Capacity Planning for the Future and Navigating Cloud SLAs
sponsored by SearchCloudComputing.com
EZINE: Explore the latest cloud computing trends and gain exclusive tips for how you can successfully define SLAs, plan for capacity, and more in this expert e-zine.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

SearchCloudComputing.com

E-Guide: Software-Defined Networking Could Make Network-as-a-Service a Reality
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com explores the reality of Network-as-a-Service and how it may be coming soon to a data center near you.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 09 Apr 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Rising Above the Competition as a Cloud Services Provider: Five Effective Steps for Claiming Your Share of the Pie
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can rise above the competition as a cloud provider, especially by using the five key steps outlined in this resource.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 | Published: 06 Apr 2012

CA Technologies.

Service Virtualization: Reduce the time and cost to develop and test modern, composite applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how developers and testers can leverage service virtualization to reduce software business risk, minimize delays, increase software quality, meet SLAs for performance and quality, maximize team productivity, and support globalization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Getting to the Root cause of Network and Application Issues
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a tablet-based approach for troubleshooting network and applications issues that helps you get to the root cause faster and more effectively than ever before.
Posted: 23 Mar 2012 | Published: 22 Mar 2012

Fluke Networks

Doug Ingraham - Understanding the Advantages of Hybrid Clouds
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive Q&A, learn what hybrid cloud entails and the benefits of implementing this approach to cloud computing.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Jan 2011

Brocade
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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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