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Where the Cloud Touches Down: Simplifying Data Center Infrastructure Management

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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Thursday, August 8, 2013
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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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Cloud Storage Channel

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Your Storage Questions Answered Live On Thursday

Join us for a special Interop Preview edition of E2 Radio at 2:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. PST) on Thursday, January 30, when we'll talk with Howard Marks, storage expert and longtime Network Computing contributor.

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Your Cloud Future Is In China

Can we expect that cloud hosting will be focused on China within 10 years? The infrastructure, the money, the central planning and their enviable access to resources make this inevitable. And why not? In the great marketing machine that surrounds cloud computing, the claim is that your data can be anywhere and that compute power should not be close to you, nor should you even care. And as China moves from agrarian subsistence to manufacturing and then onto a tertiary economy, it will be positioned to move into a services economy. Indeed, the country is doing so already in a range of areas. It seems clear that with access to capital, town planning and labor it is not so hard to conceive that China will be better positioned to be an early mover in the cloud marketplace.

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Reviews & Workshops

Digital Hoarding: Do We Have a Problem?

Approximately 2.8 zettabytes of data were created and stored in 2012, and that number is expected to increase 50-fold by the end of the decade. When does data storage turn into data hoarding, and what are the consequences?

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Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset?

April 15, 2014 01:10 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

With the arrival of faster networks and SSDs, RAID can no longer keep up. Data protection alternatives such as replication and erasure codes are gaining traction.

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Tags: RAID, SSDs, data protection, replication, erasure codes, cloud service providers, Cleversafe

Channel: Cloud Computing, Cloud Storage, Data Center, Data Protection, Tapes and Disks,


Cloud Backup Services: Key Considerations

March 27, 2014 11:30 AM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

The cloud approach has made backup easier in some ways, but also raises questions.

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Tags: cloud backup services, disaster recovery, AWS S3, Rackspace, archiving

Channel: Cloud Computing, Cloud Storage, Data Center, Virtualization


Why Client-Side Encryption Is Critical For Cloud Privacy

March 12, 2014 12:37 PM
Posted by Rick Harvey

The only way to ensure privacy in the cloud era is to shift to a model in which the cloud customer controls encryption keys, not the cloud provider.

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Tags: client-side encryption, cloud privacy, encryption keys, cloud service provider, cloud security

Channel: Cloud Computing, Cloud Storage, Content Management, Storage & Mgmt, Public Cloud


Easing The Backup Burden

March 04, 2014 12:19 PM
Posted by Frank J. Ohlhorst

Here's a look at how Paragon Protect & Restore 3 tackles today's backup and recovery challenges.

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Tags: backup and recovery, Paragon Protect & Restore, backup server, disaster recovery, VMware, dual-tier storage, virtual machine backups

Channel: Cloud Storage, Data Protection, Servers & Storage, Storage & Mgmt, Tapes and Disks, Virtualization,


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

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