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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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Avocent Launches Switching Appliance

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Avocent Corporation (NASDAQ: AVCT), a global leader in IT operations management, today announced the release of MergePoint Unity, a robust next-generation switching appliance that supports both KVM over IP and serial console management technology. The versatile new platform helps IT administrators manage remote equipment racks in data centers and offices through a single appliance and interface. Through streamlined management of the multitude of devices in data center racks, including servers, storage, networking and serial appliances, IT administrators can expect to see significant cost savings while dramatically reducing – or eliminating – the need for in-person management needs. MergePoint Unity is standards-based for maximum interoperability, and allows administrators to begin seeing immediate progress toward ROI following deployment.

“The MergePoint Unity solution from Avocent represents a solid step forward in remote data center management,” commented Dennis Drogseth, vice president, Enterprise Management Associates. “As a tool to complement in-band tools, this switch gives IT administrators considerable flexibility and power to manage nearly every piece of IT equipment found in their data centers and remote branch locations.”

Avocent Corp.

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