British Airways: A Cautionary Tale in Data Center Management

An IT engineer on contract to an enterprise data center disconnects and then reconnects the power supply. He isn’t authorized to do so. Whoops. No big deal, right? Wrong. Last…

Should your remote network be living on the edge?

Cloud, IoT, M2M, failover, failback and security; a bunch of buzzwords that probably define the challenges you face today as a remote network administrator.  You’re no longer sitting at the…

How to get your phone to speak CLI

The introduction of the smartphone has changed the way we live our lives.  With instant communications, and thousands of applications to enhance our daily routines, the mobile phone is now…

Responsive Resilience

It's been over a year since security guru Bruce Schneier declared that this is the decade of incident response. The 90s saw the mass internetworking of previously sheltered IT systems and local…

Out-Of-Band Management Delivers Business Resilience

Network downtime is frustrating and very costly to millions of businesses all over the world. Recent network outages at the NYSE, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal highlight opportunities…

Cellular OOB: The New Face of Efficient Infrastructure Management (Infographic)

 As technical teams seek smarter ways to provision, maintain and repair their infrastructure, augmenting out-of-band management with the power of cellular connectivity is the logical next step. A Cellular Spike:…

What Retail Networking can learn from the Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby is an annual tradition of young boy scouts around the world, where they build motorless racecars from a block of wood and become pit crew chiefs for an…

Failover to Cellular: Another example of customer-driven innovation at Opengear

The productivity loss due to Internet downtime in an enterprise or at remote sites can be staggering making a "failover" Internet connection a necessity for most businesses. A research study…

On the Road Again: InteropNet 2014

In late March, I once again traveled to Las Vegas to support the installation the temporary high-speed network that is InteropNet 2014. InteropNet provides high-speed network connectivity to the Interop…

Locked Out of the Back Door

Last week, HP announced that running a Heartbleed vulnerability scan against its iLO and iLO2 lights-out management interfaces found in older blade and rack mount servers, can cause them to…