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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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Data Center Channel

News and Analysis

VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way

The true benefits from network virtualization will come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about the finer points of vendors' SDN products, according to VMware's Martin Casado.

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Cloud-Based Security Helps Aspen Fend Off Malware

Cloud security service cuts down on malware infections and provides relief for small network team in Colorado.

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Reviews & Workshops

WAN Optimization Part 2: Put Performance Second

If you’re looking to purchase WAN optimization gear, don’t get wrapped up in performance numbers. Start instead with pricing, deployment and operational issues, and the protocols and applications you need to support.

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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,


NHR End Of Life Alert, April 2014

April 13, 2014 11:28 PM
Posted by Network Hardware Resale .

Don't let network hardware maintenance issues take you by surprise. Find out which Cisco routing and switching products are retiring this month.

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Tags: network hardware, Cisco, switch, router, end of life, end of sale

Channel: Data Center, Networking & Mgmt,


NVMe Poised To Revolutionize Solid-State Storage

April 08, 2014 12:19 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

Move over SAS and SATA. A new standard ramps up SSD performance with a radical new approach to storage I/O handling.

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Tags: NVMe, solid-state storage, SAS, SATA, PCIe, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab, RDMA over Ethernet

Channel: Data Center,


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


Big Data Means Big Pipes

March 20, 2014 02:08 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

LAN and storage performance will need to improve in order to keep up with the growth of big data analytics.

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Tags: big data, Ethernet LAN, 10 gigabit Ethernet, Hybrid Memory Cube, SSDs, storage arrays

Channel: Data Center, Networking & Mgmt, Storage & Mgmt, Tapes and Disks, ,


Server SANs And Healthy Paranoia

March 18, 2014 12:11 PM
Posted by Howard Marks

Server SANs such as VMware VSAN are designed for virtualization administrators, but are these new storage buyers paranoid enough to be entrusted with storage management?

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Tags: Server SANs, VMware VSAN, storage management, EMC, vMotion, virtualization administrators

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

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