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…

Is your branch office network out on a limb?

Network infrastructure management in the data centre context is well established and well understood. High-density console servers cable up to the serial consoles of routers, switches and other network equipment…

SmartOOB™ unlocks the IoT potential

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic that promises much but is still in its infancy. The concept can unlock innovative new services, improved efficiency and the potential…

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…

In a cloud-centric world is your “Out-Of-Band” solution up to the task?

Out-of band (OOB) access to critical infrastructure for reconfiguration or repair was pioneered more than 30 years ago. It began as a DIY solution where engineers used terminal servers, repurposed…

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…