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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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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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Avoid Cloud Storage Disasters: 6 Questions To Ask

December 17, 2013 01:48 PM
Posted by Peter Long

Organizations could put their data at risk if they don't ask the right questions when evaluating cloud providers.

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Tags: cloud storage, cloud storage providers, BYOD, protect corporate data

Channel: Cloud Computing, Data Protection, Public Cloud, Cloud Storage, , Security, Storage & Mgmt

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IaaS Performance Benchmarks Part 5: Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

December 10, 2013 09:00 AM
Posted by Joe Masters Emison

As part of my project comparing IaaS services, I tested Windows Azure Virtual Machines and also compared Azure to AWS and Google Compute Engine. Here are the results.

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Tags: Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, Windows Azure Virtual Machines, IaaS performance, AWS, Google Compute Engine, RightScale

Channel: Virtualization, , Public Cloud

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IaaS Performance Benchmarks Part 4: Google Compute Engine

December 06, 2013 11:30 AM
Posted by Joe Masters Emison

As part of my project comparing IaaS services, I tested Google Compute Engine and also compared it to AWS. Here are the results.

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Tags: Iaas performance, performance benchmarks, Google Compute Engine, AWS, RightScale

Channel: Storage & Mgmt, Virtualization, Cloud Storage, Public Cloud

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Big Data Analytics, Cloud Services, And IT Security

December 03, 2013 12:45 PM
Posted by Kurt Marko

Enterprise IT security teams struggle to filter gigabytes of log data, but a new generation of cloud-based log aggregation and analysis services promises to help.

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Tags: big data analytics, cloud services, IT security, security monitoring, Amazon CloudTrail, Logentries, Splunk, Sumo Logic

Channel: E-discovery, Cloud Computing, Storage & Mgmt, Public Cloud

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