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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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A Network Computing Webinar:
SDN First Steps

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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Virtualization Channel

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SDN: Programming Skills Needed - Or Not?

Interop panel debates need for network engineers to have programming skills in order to work in a future of software-defined networks.

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WAN Optimization Part 2: Put Performance Second

If you’re looking to purchase WAN optimization gear, don’t get wrapped up in performance numbers. Start instead with pricing, deployment and operational issues, and the protocols and applications you need to support.

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All-Flash Arrays: The VDI Solution?

April 17, 2014 01:16 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

The huge performance provided by all-flash arrays is a boon for virtual desktop infrastructure, but don't be fooled by unrealistic calculations.

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Tags: all-flash arrays, VDI, virtual desktop infrastructure, EMC, SSD, SANs, HDD

Channel: Tapes and Disks, Virtualization,

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SDN Strategies Part 3: Juniper, Dell, Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent

April 17, 2014 11:58 AM
Posted by Kurt Marko

In the third part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I discuss Juniper's network overlay approach and three other vendor strategies for tackling software-defined networking.

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Tags: SDN strategies, SDN products, Juniper, Dell, Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent, Nuage, network overlay, OpenFlow

Channel: , Virtualization, Networking & Mgmt

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Converged Infrastructure: 3 Considerations

April 16, 2014 12:16 PM
Posted by Bill Kleyman

If you're looking at a converged platform as a way to increase data center efficiency, here are three factors to keep in mind.

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Tags: converged infrastructure, cloud computing, Cisco, UCS platform, Nutanix, data center

Channel: , , Virtualization, , Next Gen Network, Cloud Computing, Networking & Mgmt, Storage & Mgmt

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SDN Strategies Part 2: Cisco, Arista, HP

April 15, 2014 01:49 PM
Posted by Kurt Marko

In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.

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Tags: SDN strategies, Cisco ACI, Arista, HP, OpenFlow, software-defined networking, APIC, OpenDaylight, SDN products

Channel: Virtualization, Networking & Mgmt, Cloud Computing,

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SDN Strategies Part 1: Vendors Vie For Market, Mindshare

April 14, 2014 02:15 PM
Posted by Kurt Marko

It's a land grab in the software-defined networking market, with heavyweights and startups rolling out an array of technologies for automating the network.

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Tags: softwaare-defined networking, SDN, Cisco, HP, Juniper, SDN strategies

Channel: Virtualization, Networking & Mgmt,

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Networking, Security, And Grand Unified Theory

April 11, 2014 12:08 PM
Posted by Tom Hollingsworth

With a system that can address both networking and security in NSX, Martin Casado of VMware is borrowing an idea from the world of physics.

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Tags: VMware, NSX, Martin Casado, OpenStack, firewalls, IPS, Interop

Channel: Next Gen Network, Virtualization, , Security

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