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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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Virtualization Channel



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,


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,


Why The Next-Generation Data Center Needs To Be Agnostic

March 28, 2014 11:44 AM
Posted by Bill Kleyman

In order to handle the growing traffic deluge, data centers need to leverage open infrastructure, software-defined technologies, and automation.

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Tags: next-generation data center, software-defined technologies, Cisco Global Cloud Index, DCIM, data center model

Channel: Cloud Computing, Virtualization, , ,


Cloud Backup Services: Key Considerations

March 27, 2014 11:30 AM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

The cloud approach has made backup easier in some ways, but also raises questions.

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Tags: cloud backup services, disaster recovery, AWS S3, Rackspace, archiving

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


Understanding VMware VAAI Offloads And Unloads

March 26, 2014 12:01 PM
Posted by Howard Marks

In the short time that VAAI has allowed storage administrators to offload tasks from servers to storage arrays in virtualized data centers, the functionality has evolved to produce arrays that eliminate most I/O.

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Tags: VMware VAAI, VAAI offloads, Microsoft ODX, storage arrays, snapshots, virtualized data centers

Channel: Servers & Storage, 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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