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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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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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How Virtualization Can Simplify Your BYOD Strategy

March 17, 2014 12:08 PM
Posted by Bill Kleyman

Virtualization technologies can help enterprise IT teams support the new user-centric model created by IT consumerization.

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Tags: BYOD strategy, virtualization technologies, IT consumerization, network virtualization, private cloud

Channel: Data Center, Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, Security, Wireless, Private Cloud,


CCDE Training: 3 Bootcamps

March 13, 2014 12:06 PM
Posted by Orhan Ergun

Here's a look at three training programs that prepare networking pros for the Cisco Certified Design Expert practical exam.

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Tags: CCDE training, Cisco Certified Design Expert, CCDE exam, CCDE bootcamp, BGP, MPLS

Channel: Data Center, Next Gen Network, Security,


OpenFlow 1.3 Support: Why It Matters

March 07, 2014 11:33 AM
Posted by Tom Hollingsworth

With vendor support, the latest version of the SDN-enabling protocol has key features enterprise networks need and gives customers confidence in its future.

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Tags: OpenFlow 1.3, SDN, software-defined networking, Open Networking Foundation, Brocade, IPv6

Channel: Cloud Computing, Data Center, Next Gen Network,


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


The New Mobile Enterprise: A Smorgasbord Of Choices

February 26, 2014 11:37 AM
Posted by Lee H. Badman

As wireless technologies take precedence in the enterprise, WLANs have become complex deployments. Here's a look at the evolving array of wireless options.

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Tags: mobile enterprise, WLAN, wireless technologies, 802.11ac, mobile device management, BYDO

Channel: Data Center, Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, Security, Wireless,

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