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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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Is Your Network Ready For Romley?

March 26, 2012 09:00 AM
Server manufacturers have been quick to roll out new models designed to run on Intel’s new Xeon E5 family of processors, a.k.a. Romley, which touts an 80% performance improvement over earlier Xeon versions. As surely as the knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone, a boost in server performance is going to demand a bigger network pipeline. Networking vendors and other industry experts think the introduction of Romley is going to be a significant catalyst for adoption of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity to replace 1 GbE switches running in networks today.

Future Looks Bleak For RISC/Itanium Unix Servers

March 07, 2012 09:00 AM
Server revenue figures from both IDC and Gartner for the fourth quarter and for calendar year 2011 indicate a continuing decline in the sales in the RISC/Itanium Unix segment, as well as continuing challenges in that market segment as compared with commodity servers using processors from Intel. However, though there is thought to be increasing interest in servers based on the ARM processor, that is not what is driving the loss in market share in the RISC segment, according to an analyst who follows that market segment.

HP Reinvents The Industry-Standard Server

February 14, 2012 09:00 AM
HP’s next generation of ProLiant servers will be more self-sufficient and automated in a way so as to reduce up to 50% of manual operations. The company unveiled ProLiant Generation 8 in Las Vegas as part of its Project Voyager initiative.

Distribution Management Uses F5 To Solve Virtualization Challenges

February 09, 2012 01:00 PM
Wholesaler Distribution Management is using F5's new VDI support to take advantage of growing mobility and virtualization opportunities while addressing many of the accompanying challenges, including increased infrastructure costs and performance issues.

EMC Delivers On Server-Based Flash Storage

February 06, 2012 09:00 AM
Originally unveiled last May and scheduled to ship in 2011, EMC's PCIe/flash-based server cache technology, code-named Project Lightning, is now available under the name of VFCache. The enterprise storage giant has been the leader in enterprise flash drive capacity since entering this market in 2008, shipping more than 24 petabytes in 2011, an eight times increase in customer shipments since 2009, says Mark Sorenson, senior VP and general manager of EMC's Flash Business Unit.

Forecast: 10GbE To Be The Top-Selling Ethernet Switch By 2016

January 27, 2012 12:07 PM
Sales of 10-Gbit per second (Gbps) Ethernet switches are expected to reach $13 billion by 2016 and will constitute nearly half of a total $28 billion Ethernet switch market by then, a forecast from the research firm Dell'Oro Group states. And even as data center operators upgrade from 1-Gbit Ethernet switches to 10-Gbit Ethernet to handle exponentially larger volumes of network data traffic, sales of even faster 40-Gbit Ethernet and 100-Gbit Ethernet switches will also be picking up.

Thought Experiment--Forget ROI

January 23, 2012 09:50 AM
Boys and girls, today's homework assignment is a thought experiment. I want you all to put yourselves in the shoes of the CXO team making a decision to move to private cloud. There is, of course, one catch: You may not factor in ROI. We're dropping ROI because it clouds the subject (bad pun intended.) Let's skip the why-should-I-do-this-experiment; I'd of course default to,"Because I told you so."

Freeware Increases RJ Lee's Management Efficiency

January 20, 2012 12:00 PM
Faced with rapid growth and increases in the amount and complexity of data and its IT operations, RJ Lee Group went looking for a way to simplify its computing infrastructure. The company selected Spiceworks as an alternative to adding staff or spending a lot of money on network and system management software.

Intel Versus AMD: Servers Straining For Architectural Differentiation

January 15, 2010 01:00 PM
Sifting the server tea leaves for the new year, one sees clear signs of both the market doldrums lifting and of renewed vigor on the architectural front. The upshot is that 2010 will be an exciting year. Spurred by processor innovations from Intel and AMD, we'll see a pitched battle for market leadership among IBM, HP and Dell. So-called niche players could also have an impact. I'm thinking in particular of Sun, which will reposition itself by refocusing on its high-end offerings, after it has been absorbed into Oracle.

Don't Swap One Management Problem For Another

November 16, 2009 08:28 AM
It's all about defining and adhering to change management.Utility computing is useful and cool, but before committing to a system, I'd have a real heart to heart with the software vendor about potential failures and recovery steps, and I'd want demos of both.

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