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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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Storage & Mgmt Channel

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World Backup Day Spotlights Often-Neglected Task

Backup remains a chore that many companies don't do well, leading to data loss.

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LV 1871: Taking Virtualization to the Next Level

German insurance Firm LV 1871 boosted its data center, IT and storage capabilities through the use of "next gen" virtualization, which goes beyond servers and works to eliminate costly NAS storage by creating a virtualized storage SAN backbone.

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Reviews & Workshops

Rackspace Open Cloud Takes on Amazon AWS

The vendor rolls out three Open Cloud offerings--Cloud Servers, Control Panel and Cloud Databases--based on the OpenStack cloud project. Can Rackspace turn OpenStack into the de facto standard? What does Open Cloud have that AWS doesn't? Find out.

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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, , ,


Big Data Means Big Pipes

March 20, 2014 02:08 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

LAN and storage performance will need to improve in order to keep up with the growth of big data analytics.

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Tags: big data, Ethernet LAN, 10 gigabit Ethernet, Hybrid Memory Cube, SSDs, storage arrays

Channel: Data Center, Networking & Mgmt, Storage & Mgmt, Tapes and Disks, ,


Server SANs And Healthy Paranoia

March 18, 2014 12:11 PM
Posted by Howard Marks

Server SANs such as VMware VSAN are designed for virtualization administrators, but are these new storage buyers paranoid enough to be entrusted with storage management?

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Tags: Server SANs, VMware VSAN, storage management, EMC, vMotion, virtualization administrators

Channel: Cloud Computing, Data Center, Storage & Mgmt, Virtualization,


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


How Flash Storage Adds Value To The Network

March 10, 2014 02:24 PM
Posted by Frank J. Ohlhorst

Flash storage offers a combination of speed, reliability and scalability benefits, which translates to increased productivity and operational savings for the enterprise.

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Tags: flash storage, SSD, storage arrays, NAND, SAN

Channel: Data Center, Servers & Storage, Storage & Mgmt, Tapes and Disks, ,


Easing The Backup Burden

March 04, 2014 12:19 PM
Posted by Frank J. Ohlhorst

Here's a look at how Paragon Protect & Restore 3 tackles today's backup and recovery challenges.

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Tags: backup and recovery, Paragon Protect & Restore, backup server, disaster recovery, VMware, dual-tier storage, virtual machine backups

Channel: Cloud Storage, Data Protection, Servers & Storage, Storage & Mgmt, Tapes and Disks, Virtualization,

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