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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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Best Of Interop 2014 Winners Unveiled

The Best of Interop award recognizes innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.

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Cloud-Based Security Helps Aspen Fend Off Malware

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Reviews & Workshops

Digital Hoarding: Do We Have a Problem?

Approximately 2.8 zettabytes of data were created and stored in 2012, and that number is expected to increase 50-fold by the end of the decade. When does data storage turn into data hoarding, and what are the consequences?

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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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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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Why The Next-Generation Data Center Needs To Be Agnostic

March 28, 2014 11:44 AM
Posted by Bill Kleyman

In order to handle the growing traffic deluge, data centers need to leverage open infrastructure, software-defined technologies, and automation.

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Tags: next-generation data center, software-defined technologies, Cisco Global Cloud Index, DCIM, data center model

Channel: Virtualization, , , Cloud Computing,

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Cloud Backup Services: Key Considerations

March 27, 2014 11:30 AM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

The cloud approach has made backup easier in some ways, but also raises questions.

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Tags: cloud backup services, disaster recovery, AWS S3, Rackspace, archiving

Channel: Data Center, Virtualization, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing

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