Opengear and “IT Resilience” at ITExpo in Miami, FL

Opengear participated in the ITExpo conference in Miami, Florida at the end of January. This was the first large event of the year showcasing our Smart OOB™ and Failover to…

Increase ROI With Cellular Out-Of-Band Network and Data Center Management (VIDEO)

There is a revolution underway in out-of-band management. Cellular out-of-band management can help keep you in business during a network outage, increase network availability, minimize disruption and downtime and reduce…

The Cellular Out-Of-Band Management Revolution

New technologies usually generate a ton of questions. Luckily Dan Baxter, a Senior Sales Engineer with Opengear, has the answers. In the video below,  recorded at NANOG 62, Dan packs…

Announcing the CM7100 Console Server at Interop NY 2014

It was great being at Interop NY 2014 this year, and it was a great opportunity to showcase the newest of our products, the CM7100 Console Server. This seventh generation device…

Out-Of-Band Management in a Distributed Enterprise

The choice of a distributed architecture for a business is usually determined by the business requirement to support its remote office base at the same level as its main office.…

IT Management is a Marathon not a Sprint

Watching the preparations for the Boston Marathon last month and more recently the Edinburgh Marathon this past weekend, I couldn’t help but relate them to our work in IT Management. My…

Interface Anchorage 2014

The INTERFACE-Anchorage show is quickly becoming one of the Tour’s largest regional shows. If you happened to read Todd Rychecky’s post from last year’s show, the show recorded an impressive…

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…

Fortify top-of-rack designs with PoE management

One of the most common data center designs include “Top-of-Rack” switches to terminate fiber links to the rack and deliver Infiniband and 10 GigE links locally.  This solution keeps the bulky copper…