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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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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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News and Analysis

NEC Releases Uber SDN Controller

Unified Network Coordinator can manage up to 10 NEC OpenFlow controllers across multiple datacenters.

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Network Monitoring Tool Eases Troubleshooting For Utility

Technicians at Bristol Virginia Utilities no longer have to hit the road to diagnose network problems, saving time and money.

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Reviews & Workshops

Data Center Consolidation Sparks Converged Infrastructure Deployment

SIRVA, an international relocation and moving solutions provider, determined that acquisitions are a good way to grow a business. However, one repercussion from the strategy was inefficiency: Duplicate business functions were performed in various offices scattered across the United States. In streamlining its IT infrastructure, the corporation found itself at the forefront of the movement to consolidate data center products, a position that, to date, has paid dividends for the corporation.

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Cloud Services And The Hidden Cost Of Downtime

March 18, 2014 01:54 PM
Posted by Frank J. Ohlhorst

IT managers must factor in potential cloud outages when calculating the true cost of a cloud service.

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Tags: cloud services, cloud outages, cost of downtime, Amazon, SLAs, AWS outage

Channel: Backup & Recovery, Cloud Computing, Networking & Mgmt, Virtualization, Public Cloud, ,


IT Maintenance Work: 3 Ways To Get It Done

March 04, 2014 02:03 PM
Posted by Andrew Froehlich

Winning approval for planned maintenance can be difficult. Showering upper management with information -- and striking a little fear -- can help get the job done.

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Tags: IT maintenance work, planned maintenance, IT maintenance windows, IT manager, networks

Channel: Backup & Recovery, Security,


Data Protection In The Cloud: The Basics

February 24, 2014 02:21 PM
Posted by David Hill

Understanding your options for moving backup, disaster recovery or business continuity processes to the cloud can be confusing. Here's a primer.

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Tags: data protection in the cloud, backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, NIST

Channel: Backup & Recovery, Cloud Computing, Cloud Storage, Data Center, Private Cloud, Public Cloud


Enterprise Data Protection Challenges Persist, Survey Finds

February 19, 2014 12:07 PM
Posted by David Hill

Sepaton-sponsored poll indicates that many enterprises still lag on disaster recovery planning and backup environments are strained.

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Tags: enterprise data protection, data protection challenges, Sepaton, disaster recovery planning, backup

Channel: Backup & Recovery, Cloud Storage, Tapes and Disks


Best of Interop Product Awards Open

January 31, 2014 12:34 PM
Posted by Susan Fogarty

The Best of Interop 2014 product awards are open for nominations. Be sure to spread the word to vendors of your favorite products.

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Tags: Best of Interop, Interop, Product awards, networking products, Interop 2014, Interop Las Vegas

Channel: Backup & Recovery, Cloud Computing, Data Center, Next Gen Network, Security, UC & VoIP, Virtualization, WAN & App Acceleration, Wireless, Interop, , ,


The Case For VDI In The BYOD Era

January 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

Virtual desktop infrastructure is becoming more attractive in the enterprise as BYOD becomes a way of life and new flash arrays boost VDI performance.

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Tags: VDI, virtual desktop infrastructure, BYOD, flash arrays, virtual desktops

Channel: Backup & Recovery, Cloud Computing, Networking & Mgmt, Servers & Storage, Storage & Mgmt, Wireless

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