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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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Your company has always made demands on the network, but in the last ten years, the biggest demand has been for more bandwidth. While increasing bandwidth is still important, supporting the diverse set of applications now coming onto the scene is going to impact how you design and manage your network from edge-to-core. Our Next Generation Network Tech Center delivers best practices, emerging trends, new products and strategies to help you prepare for the next generation network.


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Designing The Next-Generation WLAN

With so many different devices and highly mobile workforces, WLAN architects face a lot of challenges. Experts offered guidance on WLAN design, BYOD, and 802.11ac at Interop Las Vegas.

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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Converged Infrastructure: 3 Considerations

April 16, 2014 12:16 PM
Posted by Bill Kleyman

If you're looking at a converged platform as a way to increase data center efficiency, here are three factors to keep in mind.

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Tags: converged infrastructure, cloud computing, Cisco, UCS platform, Nutanix, data center

Channel: Cloud Computing, Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, Storage & Mgmt, Virtualization, , ,


Networking, Security, And Grand Unified Theory

April 11, 2014 12:08 PM
Posted by Tom Hollingsworth

With a system that can address both networking and security in NSX, Martin Casado of VMware is borrowing an idea from the world of physics.

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Tags: VMware, NSX, Martin Casado, OpenStack, firewalls, IPS, Interop

Channel: Next Gen Network, Security, Virtualization,


SDN And Wi-Fi: Will They Ever Be Friends?

April 09, 2014 12:16 PM
Posted by Lee H. Badman

Can the WLAN industry and its highly proprietary systems play nice with a technology that's poised to be a poster child for interoperability?

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Tags: SDN, software-defined networking, Wi-Fi, WLAN, Aruba, Meru, Cisco, Ethernet switches

Channel: Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network,


Cisco's CIO Calls For Speed And Agility At Interop

April 02, 2014 11:08 AM
Posted by Susan Fogarty

Cisco's CIO, Rebecca Jacoby, described the company's experience delivering employee IT services and how its latest announcement, OpFlex, fits into her vision.

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Tags: Cisco, Rebecca Jacoby, Interop, OpFlex

Channel: End to End APM, Next Gen Network, Interop


The Software-Defined Data Center: Potential Game Changer

March 31, 2014 11:35 AM
Posted by Andrew Froehlich

The SDDC is poised to bring revolutionary changes by providing flexibility to data center storage, switching, security and other infrastructure components.

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Tags: software-defined data center, SDDC, VMware, server virtualization, data center storage.

Channel: Next Gen Network, Security, Virtualization,


Hardware-Defined Networking: Bridging The Gap For Enterprise SDN

March 24, 2014 11:22 AM
Posted by Greg Ferro

Midokura teams with Cumulus Networks to connect physical networks to a network overlay.

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Tags: hardware-defined networking, Midokura, Cumulus Networks, SDN, VXLAN, VTEP, OVSDB, Cisco, VMware, network overlay

Channel: Next Gen Network, Virtualization, Interop,

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