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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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APIs Vs. Scripts: The Evolution of Automation

September 12, 2013 02:08 PM
Writing scripts for configuration and other tasks is only the first step to a software-defined world. APIs will lead the next generation of automation.

CloudStack Graduates to Top-Level Apache Project

April 03, 2013 01:15 PM
CloudStack, the open source software platform for private clouds, has been elevated to a top-level project in the Apache open source community, further validating the project's viability.

The Hybrid Cloud: What Is It, and How Do You Get There?

June 01, 2012 10:04 AM
Everyone's talking about the hybrid cloud. But what if you're already in the public cloud, or have your own private cloud? Get some tips on application considerations and more.

Yes, You Can Automate IT. No, You Can't Avoid It.

September 03, 2010 10:53 AM
It's been coming for a long time now. Automating your data center is emerging in a big way. You can't avoid it, you can only put it off for a while, but sooner or later, it's going to happen. I am not talking about piddly automation functions like distributing software and patches or moving a virtual machine from one hypervisor to another. I'm talking about event-based automation where the actions you would have initiated manually are done automatically. Many of the objections I hear are that automation is too risky, complex, time consuming and can't handle errors well. Those are reasonable objections, but they are also easily overcome.

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