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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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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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Cisco Vs. Meru: The Vendors Speak

   

Information technology is complicated. It's a simple fact you deal with every day, just as we do in our labs, and vendors do in creating their products. When Network Computing sets out to compare products, we understand the task isn't trivial and, for the vendors involved, the stakes are high. If products do poorly in our tests, we know and the vendors know they'll spend the year explaining the results to their customers. The stakes are high for us, too. If we ask the wrong questions or report misleading or incorrect test results, we'll lose your trust--and that's Network Computing's most valuable asset.

When we invited Cisco Systems and Meru Networks to a head-to-head shoot-out of WLAN gear, we knew the results would be contentious. We knew Meru claims superior performance and a novel approach. We also knew it's rare for Meru to participate in such tests, so we were eager to get it right.

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The Cisco | Meru Chronicles

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Wireless Network Head-to-Head: Cisco Vs. Meru
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For every review we perform, planning starts months before the issue date. We invite the vendors and share our test plan. We then create the test bed and the vendors ship us their products. We welcome the participants to our labs, so that vendor reps can educate us about the products and verify that we've set them up correctly. The reps can even tune their products' performance in our environment. Once everyone is satisfied with the test environment, the participants leave and we perform the tests.


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