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Where the Cloud Touches Down: Simplifying Data Center Infrastructure Management

Thursday, July 25, 2013
10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET

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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Servers & Storage Channel

News and Analysis

Behind The Scenes Building The InteropNet

Network engineers are busy preparing the network infrastructure for the multi-vendor InteropNet that will support the upcoming Interop conference. Preview the action in our video.

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Architectures

Network Monitoring Tool Eases Troubleshooting For Utility

Technicians at Bristol Virginia Utilities no longer have to hit the road to diagnose network problems, saving time and money.

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Reviews & Workshops

How to Set Up Cisco Nexus Fabric Extender

Cisco Nexus Fabric Extenders (FEXs) provide ToR connectivity for Nexus 5000 and 7000 series switches. This 9-step plan shows you how to bring a FEX online, and includes configuration tips and code examples.

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Understanding VMware VAAI Offloads And Unloads

March 26, 2014 12:01 PM
Posted by Howard Marks

In the short time that VAAI has allowed storage administrators to offload tasks from servers to storage arrays in virtualized data centers, the functionality has evolved to produce arrays that eliminate most I/O.

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Tags: VMware VAAI, VAAI offloads, Microsoft ODX, storage arrays, snapshots, virtualized data centers

Channel: Virtualization, , Servers & Storage

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Separating Storage Startups From Upstarts

March 21, 2014 01:00 PM
Posted by Howard Marks

Some new storage vendors stand out from other startups by being successful with not only with their technology, but in selling product. IT buyers shouldn't discount them.

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Tags: storage startups, EMC, Pure Storage, Tintri, IBM, Violin Memory, Nimble Storage, Tegile

Channel: Virtualization, Servers & Storage,

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Will Microservers Put Blade Servers Out To Pasture?

March 14, 2014 01:19 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

The blade server market is under pressure with the rise of microservers, which are becoming more powerful.

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Tags: microservers, blade servers, HP Moonshot, AMD SeaMicro, Xeon, Fibre Channel

Channel: Private Cloud, Data Center, Virtualization, , Cloud Computing, Servers & Storage

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Hybrid DIMMs And The Quest For Speed

March 12, 2014 01:47 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

SanDisk's UltraDIMM technology and Viking's ArxCis meld flash with DRAM for super-fast performance and could prove game changers for the storage industry.

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Tags: DIMM, SanDisk, UltraDIMM, Viking Technology, DRAM, flash, PCIe

Channel: , Servers & Storage

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How Flash Storage Adds Value To The Network

March 10, 2014 02:24 PM
Posted by Frank J. Ohlhorst

Flash storage offers a combination of speed, reliability and scalability benefits, which translates to increased productivity and operational savings for the enterprise.

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Tags: flash storage, SSD, storage arrays, NAND, SAN

Channel: Storage & Mgmt, , , Servers & Storage, Tapes and Disks, Data Center

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Can One Size Fit All in the Data Center?

March 06, 2014 02:52 PM
Posted by Doug Hazelman

In the data center, bigger doesn't always mean better, and the "one size fits all" approach may be asking for far too much in a complex and varied environment.

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Tags: data center, management, virtualization, application, single pane of glass, one size fits all

Channel: Data Center, End to End APM, Servers & Storage, Private Cloud

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