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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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WAN Acceleration Slows Down

September 09, 2013 10:57 AM
Posted by Greg Ferro

A new report shows the WAN acceleration/optimization market is shrinking. WAN optimization won't go away, but don't look for growth either.

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Tags: Infonetics, ADC, bandwidth, Internet, VPN, VDI, hybrid cloud

Channel: , Private Cloud, Cloud Computing, WAN & App Acceleration, Public Cloud, Networking & Mgmt

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IPv6 Transition: Cisco LISP Vs. Tunnel Services

August 08, 2013 11:56 AM
Posted by Tom Hollingsworth

Cisco says its LISP protocol is an ideal transition tool for IPv6, but tunnel broker services require less configuration and can be easily removed once native IPv6 support is in place.

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Tags: IPv6, IPv4, ARIN, Hurricane Electric, SixXS, tunnels

Channel: Data Center, , WAN & App Acceleration, Cloud Computing, Next Gen Network, Networking & Mgmt, IPv6

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Cisco EIGRP OTP Connects Networks Across Provider Infrastructure

August 01, 2013 03:03 PM
Posted by Ethan Banks

The EIGRP routing protocol just got more interesting with the addition of Cisco's Over the Top feature. Here's how it works plus its pros and cons.

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Tags: Cisco, EIGRP, EIGRP Over the Top, routing protocol, service providers, Cisco Live

Channel: WAN & App Acceleration, Networking & Mgmt,

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Inside Google's Software-Defined Network

May 14, 2013 02:54 PM
Posted by Brent Salisbury

Google shared details on its production use of OpenFlow in its SDN network at this spring's Open Networking Summit.

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Tags: Google, OpenFlow, software-defined network, SDN, Quagga, ONS, Amin Vahdat, merchant silicon

Channel: WAN & App Acceleration, Next Gen Network, , Data Center, , Virtualization

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Citrix Merges Repeater Features With CloudBridge

May 09, 2013 04:30 PM
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CloudBridge now optimizes WANs; WatchGuard appliances expand Hyper-V support; Aryaka portal monitors more than WANs; Enterasys builds out SDN ecosystem.

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Tags: Interop, Citrix, WatchGuard, Aryaka, Enterasys, WAN, SDN

Channel: Interop, WAN & App Acceleration, Security, Next Gen Network,

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Whiptail Breaks Vendor Lock-in On Storage Replication

March 29, 2013 03:22 PM
Posted by Howard Marks

Replication between data centers typically required customers to buy two of the same storage arrays from a vendor. Storage company Whiptail has added heterogeneous replication to its array, which lets customers use Whiptail and any other system.

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Tags: Whiptail, replication, data center, disaster recovery, array, solid state

Channel: Data Protection, Data Center, , Storage & Mgmt, WAN & App Acceleration, Tapes and Disks

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