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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
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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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,


Will Microservers Put Blade Servers Out To Pasture?

March 14, 2014 01:19 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

The blade server market is under pressure with the rise of microservers, which are becoming more powerful.

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Tags: microservers, blade servers, HP Moonshot, AMD SeaMicro, Xeon, Fibre Channel

Channel: Cloud Computing, Data Center, Servers & Storage, Virtualization, Private Cloud,


Can One Size Fit All in the Data Center?

March 06, 2014 02:52 PM
Posted by Doug Hazelman

In the data center, bigger doesn't always mean better, and the "one size fits all" approach may be asking for far too much in a complex and varied environment.

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Tags: data center, management, virtualization, application, single pane of glass, one size fits all

Channel: Data Center, End to End APM, Servers & Storage, Private 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


Data Protection In The Cloud: The Basics

February 24, 2014 02:21 PM
Posted by David Hill

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Tags: data protection in the cloud, backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, NIST

Channel: Backup & Recovery, Cloud Computing, Cloud Storage, Data Center, Private Cloud, Public Cloud


IaaS Performance Benchmarks Part 8: HP Public Cloud

January 13, 2014 12:01 PM
Posted by Joe Masters Emison

As part of my project comparing IaaS services, I tested HP Public Cloud and looked at how HP's service compared with those from other IaaS providers. Here's what I found.

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Tags: IaaS, performance benchmarks, HP Public Cloud, IaaS providers, AWS, Rackspace, RightScale, IaaS services

Channel: Cloud Computing, Cloud Storage, Virtualization, Private Cloud,

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