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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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EMC, VMware Team To Woo Cloud Developers

Can Pivotal Initiative partnership successfully merge scattered open source code with proprietary code for next-gen cloud apps?

EMC and VMware are forming a new joint business unit, the Pivotal Initiative, with EMC chief strategy officer Paul Maritz as its head. It will include 1,400 employees, 600 from VMware and 800 from EMC. Maritz is the former CEO of VMware. The joint entity will take a combination of open source code and proprietary code owned by the two companies and combine it into a software stack designed to engage developers building next-generation cloud applications, a goal that's in the long-term interests of both companies, according to a blog posted on the initiative.

Included will be a key piece of VMware's vCloud Suite called vFabric, which provides application data caching and deployment capabilities; also, the Spring lightweight Java development framework and VMware's open source Cloud Foundry development hosting service. They can be combined with the analytics capabilities of EMC's Greenplum open source data warehouse. At the same time, other parts of the VMware's vCloud Suite, such as vCloud Director for orchestrating pooled resources, remained off the agenda. Read full story on InformationWeek

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