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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

Networking Vendors Issue Heartbleed Fixes

Cisco and Juniper report progress in addressing far-reaching OpenSSL vulnerability that hit switches, VPNs and other products.

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

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SDN Strategies Part 1: Vendors Vie For Market, Mindshare

April 14, 2014 02:15 PM
Posted by Kurt Marko

It's a land grab in the software-defined networking market, with heavyweights and startups rolling out an array of technologies for automating the network.

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Tags: softwaare-defined networking, SDN, Cisco, HP, Juniper, SDN strategies

Channel: Virtualization, Networking & Mgmt,

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NHR End Of Life Alert, April 2014

April 13, 2014 11:28 PM
Posted by Network Hardware Resale .

Don't let network hardware maintenance issues take you by surprise. Find out which Cisco routing and switching products are retiring this month.

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Tags: network hardware, Cisco, switch, router, end of life, end of sale

Channel: Networking & Mgmt, , Data Center

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Networking, Security, And Grand Unified Theory

April 11, 2014 12:08 PM
Posted by Tom Hollingsworth

With a system that can address both networking and security in NSX, Martin Casado of VMware is borrowing an idea from the world of physics.

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Tags: VMware, NSX, Martin Casado, OpenStack, firewalls, IPS, Interop

Channel: Next Gen Network, Virtualization, , Security

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SDN And Wi-Fi: Will They Ever Be Friends?

April 09, 2014 12:16 PM
Posted by Lee H. Badman

Can the WLAN industry and its highly proprietary systems play nice with a technology that's poised to be a poster child for interoperability?

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Tags: SDN, software-defined networking, Wi-Fi, WLAN, Aruba, Meru, Cisco, Ethernet switches

Channel: Next Gen Network, Networking & Mgmt,

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