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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
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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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.

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Cloud Growth Drives Need For Unified Datacenter Monitoring

January 07, 2014 05:09 PM
Posted by Frank J. Ohlhorst

Today's complex, cloud-enabled datacenter requires network monitoring tools that provide a comprehensive view of traffic.

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Tags: datacenter monitoring, cloud growth, network monitoring tools, VoIP, SSL

Channel: UC & VoIP, Networking & Mgmt, Cloud Computing, Public Cloud, Security, Private Cloud, WAN & App Acceleration, Next Gen Network, , Data Center

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IaaS Performance Benchmarks Part 7: SoftLayer

January 06, 2014 02:07 PM
Posted by Joe Masters Emison

As part of my project comparing IaaS services, I tested SoftLayer, an IBM company. I also compared SoftLayer to other IaaS providers. Here are my findings.

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Tags: IaaS performance, SoftLayer, IBM, IaaS providers, AWS, Google Compute Engine, Rackspace

Channel: , Private Cloud, Data Center, Public Cloud

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IaaS Performance Benchmarks Part 6: Rackspace Cloud Servers

January 03, 2014 11:49 AM
Posted by Joe Masters Emison

As part of my project comparing IaaS services, I tested Rackspace Cloud Servers and also compared Rackspace to other IaaS providers. Here are the results.

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Tags: IaaS performance, Rackspace Cloud Servers, IaaS providers, AWS, Google Compute Engine

Channel: Virtualization, Data Center, Cloud Storage, Public Cloud, Private Cloud

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Don't Let the Bleeding Edge Drain Your Data Center Dry

December 23, 2013 11:42 AM
Posted by Doug Hazelman

New technologies keep emerging that claim to transform your data center -- just look at any of the 2014 prediction lists. How can you decide what makes sense to invest in now?

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Tags: data center, emerging technology, investment

Channel: Virtualization, Next Gen Network, Data Center, Private Cloud,

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Cisco ACI: Proceed At Your Peril

December 12, 2013 11:06 AM
Posted by Greg Ferro

Cisco's new SDN platform, Cisco ACI -- despite some positive features -- is confusing, unproven, and burdened with Cisco's complicated past.

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Tags: Cisco, Cisco ACI, SDN, Cisco SDN

Channel: , Networking & Mgmt, Private Cloud, Next Gen Network, Data Center

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IBM Emphasizes Integrated Storage

December 03, 2013 12:26 PM
Posted by David Hill

IBM is emphasizing software-defined storage and the importance of storage integration with networking, virtualization, big data, and the cloud.

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Tags: IBM, software-defined storage, virtualization, cloud, servers

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

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