Out-of-Band Management Featured ArticleJanuary 30, 2013
Opengear Remote Infrastructure Management Is Suited to Even the Ski Patrol
Maintaining network infrastructure operations can be complicated, especially when dealing with remote or offsite locations, or networks located in inaccessible areas. Remote network management, however, helps to make it both fast and easy to diagnose network issues by cutting out travel time, while lowering costs by minimizing the amount of IT staff.
Opengear (News - Alert), a leading provider of next generation remote networking infrastructure management solutions, recently underscored the importance of remote management solutions in scenarios such as a Ski Patrol network in a blog post.
Written by Vincent Giordano, vice president of strategy and alliances at Opengear, the post details a ski trip Giordano had with his kids that was hastened in order to beat out incoming inclement weather. "If packing for a ski trip with kids is a complicated endeavor then doing it in a rush makes it much more so and no matter how much we plan and organize there is usually something left behind," he points out.
As expected, Giordano discovers that his daughter left a boot behind in the rush. He goes on to point out that running a network is comparable to planning a ski trip, but while a missing boot is an inconvenience, a downed network can be disastrous — especially the network used by the Ski Patrol to keep the mountain safe.
Opengear's remote management solutions enables companies and organizations to solve such issues "in the time it would take to gear up and ascend the summit in a storm," as Giordano puts it. Indeed, the company's remote infrastructure management (RIM) gateways, for example, enable businesses to take full advantage of remote network management.
Split into three families — ACM5000, ACM5500 and SD4000 — these gateways can match the specific needs of practically any organization from a large company, to the local Ski Patrol, and are constantly being improved upon with added support for today's modern devices.
Edited by Carlos Olivera
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