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Where the Cloud Touches Down: Simplifying Data Center Infrastructure Management

Thursday, July 25, 2013
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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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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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7 Reasons To Head For Vegas: IT's Secret Weapons

Why should you to book a trip to Las Vegas for the end of March? Many might be lured by the prospect of escaping the Polar Vortex that has swallowed most of North America this season, or the promise of winning large sums of money while being served free drinks by scantily clad waitstaff. But for IT pros, the real action is at Interop.

The conference, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from March 31 to April 3, offers big-name keynote speakers and a flashy exposition floor. But its secret weapon -- and the reason so many IT professionals return year after year -- is the top-notch instruction provided by some of the most experienced practitioners, or uber-unicorns, you'll ever meet.

Top-rated speakers, many of them Network Computing contributors, will deliver in-depth sessions and workshops on topics like networking, data centers, storage, security, and cloud infrastructure. Here we've selected seven presenters that will make it worth your while to head to Vegas. You'll be so captivated by the substance you find inside the conference rooms that the sunshine and glitter of the Strip are only distant distractions.

Mike Pennacchi
@mpennac

A longtime Interop instructor (since 1997) and network troubleshooter extraordinaire, Mike Pennacchi is owner of Network Protocol Specialists, a network analysis and training company based in Seattle, Wash. Mike has received Interop's Instructor Award as highest ranking instructor several times, the last from Interop New York 2013 when his workshop spurred an impromptu lunchtime Wireshark tutorial.

Be sure to check out Mike's full day of workshop training and his session featuring the InteropNet, in which he uses his experience as a network analyst to help students understand how to fix problems in their own networks.

Mike will be speaking at:
Application Analysis Day
Network Troubleshooting Techniques Using the InteropNet
Packet Analysis from the Bottom Up


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