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Cloudbursting: Reality or Mirage?
Date: Jun 20, 2014

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Part of the appeal of a hybrid cloud, where IT mixes and matches on- and off-site infrastructure and applications based on the best fit, is that spikes in demand for an in-house service can trigger a burst to public cloud assets. However, such flexibility isn’t easy to achieve.

This interactive webinar will explore in greater detail how to:

  • Identify key usage spikes that could be thrown to the cloud
  • Build a hybrid cloud strategy for both on- and off-site infrastructures
  • Integrate flexibility into the key operations to ensure reliable performance
  • Address concerns from partners that the cloud will make IT obsolete.

Join us for this Network Computing webinar to learn best practices to maximize flexibility.

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How to Break the I/O Bottleneck
Date: Nov 07, 2013

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New chips offer a plethora of features, including new support for atomic transactions, reduced power consumption, dramatically improved memory bandwidth and on-the-die security enhancements. In this webinar, we’ll discuss various input/output (I/O) bottlenecks on servers (DRAM, system bus-to-peripheral/network interfaces) and what next-generation servers are doing in that regard.

Register to learn how to:

  • Improve performance of existing workloads
  • Increase workload density by leveraging improved bandwidth
  • Improve security all the way down to the chip with new features
  • Reduce power consumption while delivering enterprise performance. 

Attend this webinar to explore how to streamline and improve high-density workload performance, save energy and improve your security posture just by buying a new rack of servers. 

SDN First Steps
Date: Aug 08, 2013

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This Network Computing webinar will help attendees decide which, if any, SDN approach is the best fit for their organizations and explain first steps for testing and deployment.

Software defined networking encompasses several emerging technologies that bring programmable interfaces to data center networks and promise to make networks more observable and automated, as well as better suited to the specific needs of large virtualized data centers. The goal is to help move networks into the modern world of automated and autonomic computing.

Three general approaches to SDN are emerging: one uses new architectures such OpenFlow to program switches and a centralized controller that maintains the overall network topology and state, at the extreme a radical new way to implement networks and in other cases as a pragmatic means of dealing with specific exceptions. The second creates a network overlay using tunnels between virtual switches inside hypervisors, which minimizes changes and upgrades to the physical network. The third approach pragmatically adapts existing network devices rather than building new networks. Each approach has its pros and cons.

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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