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

Cellular OOB: The new face of Efficient Infrastructure Management

 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:

  • 90% of U.S. adults now own a cell phone
  • 41% of U.S. households no longer own a landline telephone
  • 60% of IP traffic will come from wirelessly devices by 2018
  • 2.5 billion global 4G LTE connections expected by 2020Essential OOB Advantages:
  • Cellular OOB devices DO NOT access services, minimizing data requirements and reducing plan prices to as low as $5/month per device
  • A private network created by the cellular carrier is 1/12 the cost of a traditional POTS line
  • Carrier-provided VPN ensures secure access to remote infrastructure
  • High-speed IP access is far faster than analog modems

Practical Returns:

  • Cellular links offer instant-on readiness and limit need for network technicians on-site
  • Use of non-production management paths helps companies create regular maintenance schedules without interfering with production data

IT resilience is bolstered by:

  • Automated resolution of common issues
  • Transparent, instant failover to high-speed cellular
  • Faster root cause diagnoses with Smart OOB™
  • Easy-to-audit data logs

Sources:

http://pewinternet.org/fact-sheets/mobile-technology-fact-sheet/
http://pweresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/07/08/two-of-every-five-u-s-households-have-only-wireless-phones/
http://gsma.com/connectedliving/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/GSMAi-infographics_MWC14.pdf