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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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You don't deliver applications in a vacuum. Applications and the infrastructure that supports them are dynamic systems that change over time. Unrelated system using the same network, servers, and storage can adversely impact application performance. With virtualization, the risk of one virtual server impacting another is quite real. Our End to End Application Performance Management (APM) Tech Center delivers best practices, emerging trends, new products and strategies to help you delivery applications effectively.

 

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VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way

The true benefits from network virtualization will come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about the finer points of vendors' SDN products, according to VMware's Martin Casado.

Behind The Scenes Building The InteropNet

Network engineers are busy preparing the network infrastructure for the multi-vendor InteropNet that will support the upcoming Interop conference. Preview the action in our video.

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Cisco's CIO Calls For Speed And Agility At Interop

April 02, 2014 11:08 AM
Posted by Susan Fogarty

Cisco's CIO, Rebecca Jacoby, described the company's experience delivering employee IT services and how its latest announcement, OpFlex, fits into her vision.

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Tags: Cisco, Rebecca Jacoby, Interop, OpFlex

Channel: Next Gen Network, Interop, End to End APM

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Can One Size Fit All in the Data Center?

March 06, 2014 02:52 PM
Posted by Doug Hazelman

In the data center, bigger doesn't always mean better, and the "one size fits all" approach may be asking for far too much in a complex and varied environment.

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Tags: data center, management, virtualization, application, single pane of glass, one size fits all

Channel: Data Center, End to End APM, Servers & Storage, Private Cloud

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Cisco ACI Solves All Your Data Center Network Problems

November 06, 2013 10:36 AM
Posted by Greg Ferro

Cisco launches its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), bringing open overlay networking and SDN to the entire data center.

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Tags: Cisco, Insieme, ACI, data center network, overlay network, software-defined networks, SDN

Channel: Next Gen Network, , Virtualization, End to End APM, Data Center

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ThousandEyes Peers Into Cloud Performance

October 11, 2013 03:43 PM
Posted by Ethan Banks

Startup ThousandEyes monitors the performance of cloud applications. It's got a limited range of transactions, but it can help IT identify and troubleshoot problems.

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Tags: network performance, SaaS, DNS, HTTP, troubleshooting

Channel: Public Cloud, End to End APM, Networking & Mgmt, Cloud Computing, Data Center,

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Business Is Losing The App Usability Battle

November 08, 2012 01:16 PM
Posted by Jim Rapoza

Traditional business applications don’t fare well compared to consumer options. Is it time for companies to focus more on the user experience and less on application performance?

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Tags: applications, smartphones, tablets, mobility, BYOD, social networks, enterprise social networks, performance

Channel: End to End APM, Networking & Mgmt

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Browsing Like It's 1990

October 15, 2012 11:49 AM
Posted by Jim Rapoza

Mobile computing has to rely on old tricks to keep up with websites built for screaming-fast home and office broadband.

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Tags: Mobile, Internet, Akamai, browsing, Web site optimization

Channel: Public Cloud, Cloud Computing, Networking & Mgmt, Content Management, Wireless, End to End APM

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