Measure and Improve Cellular Signal Strength for Out-of-Band

Cellular is increasingly being adopted as a reliable failover strategy of last resort for network infrastructure. But what if your data center is underground and/or loaded with high-density devices that…

The Cost of Network Resilience

You may have noticed that we tend to bang on about the ROI of our solutions.  But it's not without good reason – when your alternative is a rude wake up…

Slack-ing Off at Tech Field Day

At Tech Field Day Cisco Live, delegates saw a demo of Lighthouse 5, showing off the capabilities of Opengear's brand new Centralized Management software. Each of the delegates is an…

Out-of-Band Management in the Test & Dev Lab

The forces of globalization have disrupted the network lab big time. No longer are engineers and product developers reliant on being in the room or down the hall. Thanks to…

What’s in a port number?

What's in a number? A port by any other number would secure shell as sweet. Oh, the glorious, halcyon days of the Internet circa 1995!  Pre-browser wars, a nascent WWW…

Why do you call my Terminal Server a Console Server?

Before the 1980’s most of computing happened in centralized mainframe or mid-sized computers. Users accessed shared computing resources thorough “dumb terminals” (those green-screen terminals displaying text-based interfaces we used to…

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…

Agile Day One Deployments: Cellular Out of Band

Businesses strive to be more agile to keep up with the competition and to meet ever-changing market demands.  To keep up with the business, IT departments need to adapt to…

The USP of the USB Console

Previously, I’ve examined why RS-232 is still king of the out-of-band management console.  As Opengear launches its latest USB console server solution, let’s revisit some of the pros and cons…