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Where the Cloud Touches Down: Simplifying Data Center Infrastructure Management

Thursday, July 25, 2013
10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET

In most data centers, DCIM rests on a shaky foundation of manual record keeping and scattered documentation. OpManager replaces data center documentation with a single repository for data, QRCodes for asset tracking, accurate 3D mapping of asset locations, and a configuration management database (CMDB). In this webcast, sponsored by ManageEngine, you will see how a real-world datacenter mapping stored in racktables gets imported into OpManager, which then provides a 3D visualization of where assets actually are. You'll also see how the QR Code generator helps you make the link between real assets and the monitoring world, and how the layered CMDB provides a single point of view for all your configuration data.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013
11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET

This webinar will help attendees understand the overall concept of SDN and its benefits, describe the different conceptual approaches to SDN, and examine the various technologies, both proprietary and open source, that are emerging. It will also help users decide whether SDN makes sense in their environment, and outline the first steps IT can take for testing SDN technologies.

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News and Analysis

Heartbleed's Network Effect

The crypto bug likely will have a long-lasting impact on internal servers, clients, and VPN networks.

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Architectures

802.11ac Wi-Fi Part 4: Road Map Deployment Strategies

Here's a look at how companies are migrating to the new Wi-Fi standard and tips for laying the groundwork for 11ac Wave 2 products.

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Reviews & Workshops

WAN Optimization Part 3: Overcoming Bandwidth Limitations

Bandwidth is one of the key factors that can impact network performance. Learn how WAN optimization uses deduplication to address this issue and how to evaluate different deduplication approaches.

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Blogs

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SDN Strategies Part 4: Big Switch, Avaya, IBM,VMware

April 18, 2014 11:59 AM
Posted by Kurt Marko

This series on SDN products concludes with a look at Big Switch's updated SDN strategy, VMware NSX, IBM's hybrid approach, and Avaya's focus on virtual network services.

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Tags: SDN strategies, SDN products, Big Switch, VMware NSX, IBM, Avaya, OpenFlow

Channel: Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Security, , Networking & Mgmt

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All-Flash Arrays: The VDI Solution?

April 17, 2014 01:16 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

The huge performance provided by all-flash arrays is a boon for virtual desktop infrastructure, but don't be fooled by unrealistic calculations.

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Tags: all-flash arrays, VDI, virtual desktop infrastructure, EMC, SSD, SANs, HDD

Channel: Tapes and Disks, Virtualization,

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SDN Strategies Part 3: Juniper, Dell, Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent

April 17, 2014 11:58 AM
Posted by Kurt Marko

In the third part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I discuss Juniper's network overlay approach and three other vendor strategies for tackling software-defined networking.

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Tags: SDN strategies, SDN products, Juniper, Dell, Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent, Nuage, network overlay, OpenFlow

Channel: , Virtualization, Networking & Mgmt

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Converged Infrastructure: 3 Considerations

April 16, 2014 12:16 PM
Posted by Bill Kleyman

If you're looking at a converged platform as a way to increase data center efficiency, here are three factors to keep in mind.

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Tags: converged infrastructure, cloud computing, Cisco, UCS platform, Nutanix, data center

Channel: , , Virtualization, , Next Gen Network, Cloud Computing, Networking & Mgmt, Storage & Mgmt

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SDN Strategies Part 2: Cisco, Arista, HP

April 15, 2014 01:49 PM
Posted by Kurt Marko

In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.

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Tags: SDN strategies, Cisco ACI, Arista, HP, OpenFlow, software-defined networking, APIC, OpenDaylight, SDN products

Channel: Virtualization, Networking & Mgmt, Cloud Computing,

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Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset?

April 15, 2014 01:10 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

With the arrival of faster networks and SSDs, RAID can no longer keep up. Data protection alternatives such as replication and erasure codes are gaining traction.

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Tags: RAID, SSDs, data protection, replication, erasure codes, cloud service providers, Cleversafe

Channel: Tapes and Disks, Cloud Storage, Data Center, Data Protection, Cloud Computing,

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