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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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Can't afford a network upgrade? Boost performance by enhancing your existing infrastructure with one of these solutions.

Systems built with solid state disks (SSD) represent the cutting edge in performance and are the "go-to" option for data centers looking to solve performance problems. So these systems should be coupled with the absolute cutting edge in storage I/O performance, too, right? In some cases, they do need a high-performance network. But in many cases, the server--or the application running on that server--cannot take full advantage of a high-speed network, even if they can take advantage of SSD. While the options for high-speed networking are increasing and getting more affordable, it's still a considerable investment to upgrade a storage network infrastructure. Not only is there the cost of the physical components like switches, cards, and cabling, there's also the time required to reconnect each new server. Read full story on InformationWeek

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