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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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A Network Computing Webinar:
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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IPv6Tech Center

With the exhaustion of IPv4, organizations will soon have to migrate to IPv6. While there isn't a hard deadline like with Y2K, the longer IT puts off IPv6 migration, the more difficult connecting to Internet and partner resources will become. IPv6 isn't rocket science, but there are a number of decisions that IT will have to make before and during the migration. In this tech center, we will dig into the architectural issues that IT will need to address from designing the IP layout through to migrating to supporting services like DHCP and DNS.


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Can SIP and IPv6 Co-Exist?

Enterprises need to make transition plans for SIP endpoints that will have to be upgraded or replaced within the next five to seven years, as they move to a dual-stack environment. Learn more about getting SIP and IPv6 to work together.

Cisco Visual Networking Index Predicts More Video and Devices

According to the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index, there will be much more video by 2016, which will increase bandwidth and quality-of-service demands. The growth in tablets and smartphones will lead to new management and security challenges.

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IPv6: Sweet Spots of Adoption

March 03, 2014 07:32 AM
Posted by Erik Nygren

IPv6 adoption has been surging ahead. Find out how it correlates with network operator adoption, mobile devices, and desktop operating systems.

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Tags: IPv6, IPv6 adoption, network operators, service providers, network providers, mobile device, desktop, laptop, operating system

Channel: Cloud Computing, Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, Wireless, IPv6, IPv6 Tech Center, Public Cloud,


IPv6 Adoption: Here at Last

February 27, 2014 09:43 AM
Posted by Erik Nygren

IPv6 adoption has finally turned the corner. IT organizations and networks without an active IPv6 rollout program may find themselves caught unawares.

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Tags: IPv6, IPv6 adoption, Akamai, IPv6 distribution, Ipv6 geography

Channel: Cloud Computing, Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, WAN Security, IPv6, Private Cloud, IPv6 Tech Center, Public Cloud


Earning the IPv6 Seal Of Approval

February 20, 2014 12:52 PM
Posted by Erica Johnson

IPv6 testing programs provide technology validation and give engineers confidence in their IPv6 deployments. Here's a look at three IPv6 testing programs.

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Tags: IPv6, IPv6 testing, IPv6 ReadyLogo, NIST, RIPE 554, USGv6

Channel: Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, IPv6 Tech Center,


IPv6 Adoption a Must to Ensure Enterprise Content Delivery

June 06, 2012 08:00 AM
Posted by Jeff Loughridge

Enterprise websites deliver huge amounts of content. The time is nigh for an IPv6 adoption strategy. Our blogger shares why.

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Tags: IPv6, World IPv6 Launch, content management, IPv4

Channel: Content Management, Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, IPv6, IPv6 Tech Center


Using MPLS In The Enterprise

February 23, 2012 10:00 AM
Posted by Jeff Loughridge

In the data center, the MPLS/VPN architecture offers an attractive alternative to increasing the size of Layer 2 domains. Some players in the industry are promoting protocols such as Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) to solve Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) scalability problems.

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Tags: MPLS, Spanning tree, networking, Ethernet, VLAN, VPN

Channel: Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, IPv6, IPv6 Tech Center


The Fear And Loathing Of /64s On Point-To-Point Links

October 04, 2011 08:28 AM
Posted by Jeff Doyle

I discussed in a previous article the necessity of abandoning IPv4 thinking when creating IPv6 address designs, and how our deeply ingrained need to conserve addresses can muddle our thinking. Nowhere does this conservative aversion to address waste snarl at us as menacingly as when we consider – completely compliant with the recommendations of ARIN and other RIRs – assigning /64 subnets to point-to-point links.

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Tags: IPv6, networking, network management

Channel: Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, IPv6 Tech Center

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