David Greenfield

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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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Thursday, August 8, 2013
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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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New Meaning to Expensive WiFi

I'm here at the Alcatel-Lucent user forum on the day of love in the city of love getting a brain dump on Alcatel-Lucent's future enterprise directions. Checked into the hotel Concorde La Fayette last night and found the perfect antidote to any complaints for the high-cost of WiFi access in airports. The hotel Lafayette charges, get this, a whopping $39 (30 Euros) for 24 hour access -- and no you can't spread that over multiple days. Now that's one way to get press into the press room where, you guessed it, WiFi access is bountiful and cheap.


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