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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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EMC Unveils New Proven Solution And Best Practices For Oracle

At Oracle OpenWorld today, EMC Corporation announced a new EMC Proven Solution, as well as a best practices white paper developed by EMC IT that can help dramatically improve Oracle customers' database performance and accelerate their journey to the cloud. Based on EMC VNX unified storage and using EMC FAST Cache, an extendable cache with up to 4TB of Flash drives that automatically responds to busy workloads, the new EMC Proven Oracle Performance Solution can double Oracle transactions per minute with up to 80% faster response times, while generating up to 170% more IOPS in both physical and virtualized Oracle Database 11g RAC environments. It maps out a logical approach to combine EMC VNX unified storage with Oracle's Direct NFS feature to increase performance of Oracle databases on both physical and virtual machines.

The white paper illustrates how EMC experienced dramatic data growth in its 15 TB Oracle Database 11g Global Data Warehouse, and after deploying the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance, achieved up to 13x faster queries for Big Data applications and decreased data load times from six days to just 29 minutes. The visualization of Big Data analytics enabled faster identification of trends and issues with the ability to now create dashboards automatically, on-the-fly versus compiling point-in-time batch reports.

EMC Symmetrix VMAX enterprise storage systems and software are widely deployed in physical and virtualized, mission-critical Oracle database and application environments. EMC has numerous EMC Proven solutions and whitepapers designed to help customers maximize performance, scalability, availability and ease of management of their Oracle infrastructure with Symmetrix VMAX. Learn more about these solutions.

EMC also announced that it has been named by customers as the #1 storage choice for Oracle and other mission critical environments according to a new survey by IDC(1). The survey ranks the storage vendors based on how end-users are deploying their technology with enterprise applications and it shows that more customers choose EMC storage than any other storage for their Oracle environments. In addition, EMC is also the top vendor for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, SAP, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Home Directories.

During today's keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2011, EMC Chairman and CEO, Joe Tucci, and EMC President and COO of Information Infrastructure Products, Pat Gelsinger, outlined for the more than 45,000 conference attendees how the journey to cloud computing (private clouds, public clouds and, ultimately, hybrid clouds) is transforming IT infrastructure, applications and end-user device layers, ushering in a wave of disruptive change unlike anything the industry has ever experienced. They also provided insight into some of the ground breaking tools and technologies that are helping to unlock the value of Big Data.

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