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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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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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Cloud Services And The Hidden Cost Of Downtime

March 18, 2014 01:54 PM
Posted by Frank J. Ohlhorst

IT managers must factor in potential cloud outages when calculating the true cost of a cloud service.

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Tags: cloud services, cloud outages, cost of downtime, Amazon, SLAs, AWS outage

Channel: Backup & Recovery, Cloud Computing, Networking & Mgmt, Virtualization, Public Cloud, ,


Why Client-Side Encryption Is Critical For Cloud Privacy

March 12, 2014 12:37 PM
Posted by Rick Harvey

The only way to ensure privacy in the cloud era is to shift to a model in which the cloud customer controls encryption keys, not the cloud provider.

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Tags: client-side encryption, cloud privacy, encryption keys, cloud service provider, cloud security

Channel: Cloud Computing, Cloud Storage, Content Management, Storage & Mgmt, Public Cloud


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


Data Protection In The Cloud: The Basics

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

Understanding your options for moving backup, disaster recovery or business continuity processes to the cloud can be confusing. Here's a primer.

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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


Cloud Growth Drives Need For Unified Datacenter Monitoring

January 07, 2014 05:09 PM
Posted by Frank J. Ohlhorst

Today's complex, cloud-enabled datacenter requires network monitoring tools that provide a comprehensive view of traffic.

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Tags: datacenter monitoring, cloud growth, network monitoring tools, VoIP, SSL

Channel: Cloud Computing, Data Center, Networking & Mgmt, Next Gen Network, Security, UC & VoIP, WAN & App Acceleration, Private Cloud, Public Cloud,

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