Latest White Papers from HP

Here are some great new white papers from HP, featuring topics like SQL Server 2005 and 2008, server sprawl and onsite service. These are all free, grab em and growl.

Backup and Recovery Best Practices for Microsoft SQL Server 2005

To help you choose from among the available configuration options and backup and recovery procedures, HP has conducted extensive laboratory tests to determine best practices, looking at LTO, disk to disk and virtual tape devices.

The Essential Guide to Solving Server Sprawl

The challenge of server sprawl, coupled with the desire to reduce energy costs and the increasing demand for computer resources and rack space, make today an ideal time to consider Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for database consolidation in 64-bit computing environments. This white paper focuses on A clear understanding of the problem of server sprawl, Steps for a successful consolidation, Hardware options, Scalability, and Licensing options.

Optimizing HP Servers with Microsoft SQL Server 2008

When implementing a hardware consolidation project, one major step involves consolidating corporate data, which is mostly managed by multiple database engines. This definitely requires powerful hardware, multiple cpu’s and lots of memory.

8 Ways On-Site Service Can Drive IT Solution Provider Revenue This one is temporarily unavailable and is expected to be listed again soon, so check back.

HP Blade Servers for the Midmarket This one is a video white paper.

This video examines the requirements for servers, storage, and blade systems in the midmarket; describes the features and capabilities of the HP c3000; and outlines some of the challenges and opportunities HP will face as it seeks to extend its innovative HP BladeSystem c-Class product line to serve the needs of the midmarket.

Virtualization Everywhere Here is a good one on virtualization from Citrix.

Adoption of virtualization is concentrated among large enterprises, while mid-sized companies have hesitated because of concerns about cost, complexity, and vendor lock-in. In this paper we discuss how Citrix XenServer, based on the open source Xen hypervisor, provides comprehensive, economical server virtualization designed for easy implementation in any IT environment.

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