- Tech Talk 01 Get ready for a new release of GroupWise. Wanna busy search a client's calendar? Go for it. Want more panels on your home view? Track a couple of Web sites in your home view too. Take your pick of these and many more new features in the next release of GroupWise.
- Tech Talk 02 Upgrading from NetWare to the next generation of technology doesn't have to be painful—or costly. Take advantage of all the benefits Open Enterprise Server 2 offers for less and without the pain of retraining your staff. See how this migration path stacks up against moving to the big unknown—Windows Server 2008.
- Tech Talk 03 Try it just once and it'll be the last time you'll want to call support. It's faster, cheaper and unlimited. See how this new support option is going to change the way you want support from Novell.
- Tech Talk 04 Does your enterprise have legacy systems that won't talk to other computers? The hotel industry had that problem-until Novell stepped in. Now, using code that Novell open sourced, the hotel industry can use identity management solutions-on their legacy systems! See how you can teach your old systems to talk.
- Tech Talk 05 The word spin can have a negative connotation—unless it's PlateSpin. Read how Novell's acquisition of Toronto-based PlateSpin is going to give your data center several positive benefits. If you want your data center tasks to manage themselves, welcome to the new Novell technology from PlateSpin.
- Tech Talk 06 For beginners, databases can be frightening. But with a little help in building effective forms, you'll be on your way to populating a database that can almost take care of itself. See how here in our OpenOffice.org series cover the database application included in the free office suite.
- Tech Talk 07 If you're like most companies, your end users' teams are comprised of people across the globe. Yet they want to feel like their teammates are just down the hall. Enter Sitescape. It's now a part of Novell and provides the engine to the new Novell Teaming + Conferencing products. Find out how this recent acquisition benefits you.
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- Proof Point Toll Brothers, the leading builder of luxury homes in the U.S., had issues. One was managing desktops across 300 locations, including construction site trailers across 22 states. Keeping them in standard, working order was quite a problem. See how Novell automated that, increased the security of sensitive financial data, and much more.
- Trend Talk Are you up on your backups? Are you a synthetic backer upper? What about your recovery objectives? How will you recover after the crisis strikes? Learn what types of backup and recovery procedures are available, so when the crisis strikes, you'll be up on your backups and know just how to recover.
- Laura Chappell Analysis Session: TCP Connection Loss
Managing your data center
just got a whole lot easier
Tech Talk 5 By John Stetic
PlateSpin technology enables IT professionals to gain a workload-based view of the heterogeneous data center, providing new ways for organizations to achieve operational efficiencies and cost savings.
Solution: PlateSpin provides a completely integrated product suite that automates the assessment and migration phases of data center initiatives, including:
- server consolidation
- data center relocation
- hardware upgrades
Results: Customers reduce costs, power consumption and floor/rack space in the data center.
Solution: PlateSpin's consolidated disaster recovery solution offers affordable workload protection that leverages virtualization technology to protect both physical and virtual workloads in the data center.
Results: Improved security and business continuity.
Solution: Using PlateSpin technologies, customers will have a single approach to imaging and configuring physical and virtual workloads regardless of platform.
Results: Manual install process is eliminated and the time it takes to provision new server workloads is drastically reduced. Customers can also address changing resource requirements at peak demand times and in test lab scenarios.
Ongoing Optimization and Management
Solution: Novell and PlateSpin optimize the balance between the physical and virtual infrastructure. Together they automate monitoring and make infrastructure adjustments based on server availability and workload demand.
Results: By automating the rebalancing process and increasing the visibility into how workloads use physical and virtual resources over time, customers will increase server utilization. Thus they are able to optimize their data centers by better addressing common workload movement challenges.
PlateSpin Product Drill Down
PlateSpin offers a unified suite of solutions for workload relocation, protection, provisioning and ongoing optimization.
At the core of these products is PlateSpin’s workload profiling and portability technology which:
- monitors server workloads across the data center
- provides visibility into how resource demands change over the workload lifecycle
- enables network-based movement of server workloads to the physical or virtual host where they will run most efficiently.
PlateSpin has three key product offerings; they are discussed in detail below.
PlateSpin PowerRecon is a software product that provides visual analysis, modeling and forecasting for consolidating, protecting and optimizing workloads in the data center. PowerRecon collects hardware, software and services inventory with zero manual effort. It then remotely gathers workload utilization statistics for a clear and concise picture of the application services running in the data center, showing how their resources are being used. Companies use PowerRecon for ongoing workload monitoring and optimization, and to take the guesswork out of capacity planning, server consolidation and disaster recovery projects. PowerRecon also provides IT chargeback and virtual machine growth reporting. Figure 1
With unprecedented data collection scalability and broad multiplatform coverage, PowerRecon provides a true enterprise-scale workload optimization, planning and analysis solution for enterprise data centers.