Out-of-Band Management Featured ArticleSeptember 21, 2012
Opengear's Out of Band Management Solution Keeps Businesses Up and Running
Say you’re an IT manager running a full-fledged data center with mission critical applications, information, and documentation. Chances are, one of your worst nightmares is losing efficiency or, worse, data, in the event of an outage.
Nothing quite wreaks havoc on the aforementioned like an unexpected failure, but that is why out of band management solutions exist. In the event of an untimely outage, efficiency and uptime can stay consistent without a break in productivity.
Opengear (News - Alert) is a provider of out of band management that focuses on the needs of the datacenter and IP network. In the event of an outage, the only solution is to access information by what is known as out-of-band, which refers to communications which occur outside of a previously established communication method or channel. So out-of-band provides a secondary path to the remote site and to the devices at those sites for use when the primary network is damaged.
Opengear’s guarantee access and monitoring in spite of an outage with features such as serial console management, service processors, access behind firewalls, and automated management.
Using an out of band infrastructure saves time and money, as relying on features like console servers can speed up the development cycle of new products and facilitate cooperation among different geographic areas.
Instances other than an outage where out of band is useful is when a server has been powered down, the operating system has locked up, a switch has failed, or if a network has been improperly configured.
With Opengear, the out of band approach offers monitoring access and control efficiencies that ensure IT services are available when the business needs them.
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Edited by Stefanie Mosca
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