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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
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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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Are Server SANs The Future Or Just Hype?

March 05, 2014 10:00 AM
Posted by Howard Marks

An emerging software-defined storage technology is getting a lot of attention, but using direct-attached storage as a common storage pool isn't without complications.

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Tags: Server SAN, software-defined storage, direct-attached storage, VMware VSAN, EMC

Channel: Servers & Storage, Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Tapes and Disks, , Interop

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Easing The Backup Burden

March 04, 2014 12:19 PM
Posted by Frank J. Ohlhorst

Here's a look at how Paragon Protect & Restore 3 tackles today's backup and recovery challenges.

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Tags: backup and recovery, Paragon Protect & Restore, backup server, disaster recovery, VMware, dual-tier storage, virtual machine backups

Channel: Data Protection, Servers & Storage, Virtualization, Storage & Mgmt, Cloud Storage, , Tapes and Disks

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SSDs: A Guide To Using Flash In The Datacenter

February 13, 2014 12:21 PM
Posted by Kurt Marko

With the price of SSDs rapidly declining, it's tempting to put them in every new server or storage system. Not so fast.

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Tags: SSDs, flash, datacenter, solid-state storage, hybrid storage arrays, HDD

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

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Can Facebook Bring Back Optical Storage?

February 05, 2014 12:47 PM
Posted by Howard Marks

Social media giant shows off a prototype Blu-ray library for cold data storage, but optical storage isn't likely to make a big comeback in the industry.

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Tags: Facebook, optical storage, Blu-ray, WORM, cold storage

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

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Big Data Analytics And Why Datacenter Infrastructure Matters

January 28, 2014 01:26 PM
Posted by Bill Kleyman

As the amount of data generated continues to skyrocket, organizations will increasingly rely on data management systems, underscoring the importance of the datacenter.

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Tags: big data analytics, datacenter infrastructure, data management systems, Hadoop, IBM, Facebook, cloud computing

Channel: Servers & Storage, , Data Center, Storage & Mgmt, Cloud Computing, Content Management

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The Evolving PUE of Containerized Datacenters

January 14, 2014 12:39 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

A number of breakthroughs in server and storage designs have made containerized datacenters highly energy efficient.

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Tags: PUE, power usage effectiveness, containerized datacenters, hard drives, server designs, x64

Channel: Green Computing, , Servers & Storage, , Data Center

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