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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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SDN First Steps

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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Cloud Services And The Hidden Cost Of Downtime

March 18, 2014 01:54 PM
Posted by Frank J. Ohlhorst

IT managers must factor in potential cloud outages when calculating the true cost of a cloud service.

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Tags: cloud services, cloud outages, cost of downtime, Amazon, SLAs, AWS outage

Channel: Networking & Mgmt, , Public Cloud, , Cloud Computing, Backup & Recovery, Virtualization

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Server SANs And Healthy Paranoia

March 18, 2014 12:11 PM
Posted by Howard Marks

Server SANs such as VMware VSAN are designed for virtualization administrators, but are these new storage buyers paranoid enough to be entrusted with storage management?

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Tags: Server SANs, VMware VSAN, storage management, EMC, vMotion, virtualization administrators

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

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Will Microservers Put Blade Servers Out To Pasture?

March 14, 2014 01:19 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

The blade server market is under pressure with the rise of microservers, which are becoming more powerful.

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Tags: microservers, blade servers, HP Moonshot, AMD SeaMicro, Xeon, Fibre Channel

Channel: Private Cloud, Data Center, Virtualization, , Cloud Computing, Servers & Storage

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Why Client-Side Encryption Is Critical For Cloud Privacy

March 12, 2014 12:37 PM
Posted by Rick Harvey

The only way to ensure privacy in the cloud era is to shift to a model in which the cloud customer controls encryption keys, not the cloud provider.

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Tags: client-side encryption, cloud privacy, encryption keys, cloud service provider, cloud security

Channel: Content Management, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing, Storage & Mgmt, Public Cloud

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OpenFlow 1.3 Support: Why It Matters

March 07, 2014 11:33 AM
Posted by Tom Hollingsworth

With vendor support, the latest version of the SDN-enabling protocol has key features enterprise networks need and gives customers confidence in its future.

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Tags: OpenFlow 1.3, SDN, software-defined networking, Open Networking Foundation, Brocade, IPv6

Channel: , Next Gen Network, Cloud Computing, Data Center

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Are Server SANs The Future Or Just Hype?

March 05, 2014 10:00 AM
Posted by Howard Marks

An emerging software-defined storage technology is getting a lot of attention, but using direct-attached storage as a common storage pool isn't without complications.

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Tags: Server SAN, software-defined storage, direct-attached storage, VMware VSAN, EMC

Channel: Servers & Storage, Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Tapes and Disks, , Interop

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