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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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Deduplication Channel

News and Analysis

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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WAN Optimization Improves Videoconferencing At Shipping Firm

Cloud-based WAN optimization service puts an end to dropped lines and frozen video for international supplier of gas transport services.

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Reviews & Workshops

WAN Optimization Part 3: Overcoming Bandwidth Limitations

Bandwidth is one of the key factors that can impact network performance. Learn how WAN optimization uses deduplication to address this issue and how to evaluate different deduplication approaches.

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Why Nimble Storage's IPO Succeeded

December 13, 2013 07:42 PM
Posted by Howard Marks

Hybrid storage array company raised $168 million in its IPO today. Meanwhile, Violin Memory tumbled after its September IPO. Here's why.

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Tags: Nimble Storage, hybrid array, Violin Memory, Nimble IPO, flash memory

Channel: Deduplication,


Pure Storage Aims To Close The Flash Price Gap

September 19, 2013 12:40 PM
Posted by David Hill

Startup says its flash storage is cheaper than high-performance HDDs by using deduplication and compression as standard features.

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Tags: Pure Storage, flash, flash storage, hard disk drives, HDDs, deduplication, storage arrays

Channel: Data Center, Deduplication, Servers & Storage, Storage & Mgmt, Tapes and Disks,


Scale-Out Storage Scales Down For SMBs

July 22, 2013 12:41 PM
Posted by Kurt Marko

Scale-out storage isn't just for big companies anymore. Vendors are making the technology available to SMBs by reducing its cost and complexity.

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Tags: scale-out storage, SMB, Exablox, RAID, deduplication, Netgear, Gridstore

Channel: Deduplication, Storage & Mgmt


Newest Broadcom XLP Processors Promise Performance Leap

June 14, 2013 11:55 AM
Posted by Kurt Marko

Chip maker aims to raise the bar for communications processors with new system on a chip.

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Tags: Broadcom XLP, communications processors, Broadcom, XLP products, system on a chip, Cavium, XLP900

Channel: Deduplication, Next Gen Network


The Promise of LTFS

April 05, 2012 09:00 AM
Posted by Howard Marks

A bit more than a year ago the folks behind the LTO tape format standards, primarily IBM, with some contributions from HP and Quantum, added the Linear Tape File System to LTO's feature list. While some niche markets, primarily the media and entertainment business, have adopted LTFS, it won't live up to it's promise without support from archiving and eDiscovery vendors.

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Tags: LTO tape format, standard, IBM, HP, Quantum, Linear Tape File System, LTFS, partitions, metadata, file data, Dropbox, Sugar Sync, Yousendit

Channel: Backup & Recovery, Content Management, Data Center, Data Protection, Deduplication, E-discovery, Tapes and Disks


A Rose May Be A Rose But Dedupe Is Not Necessarily Dedupe

March 22, 2012 09:00 AM
Posted by Howard Marks

Today just about every vendor in the storage market has data deduplication as a feature in one or more of their products. While those of us that work with multiple deduplication products on a regular basis know there are big differences between the various technologies that vendors call data deduplication many users don’t know how to pick the deduplication solution that will best fit their needs.

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Tags: storage, data deduplication, Sepaton, dedupe, backup performance, restore performance, capacity,

Channel: Backup & Recovery, Data Protection, Deduplication

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