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…

LISA 2014 Experience

Large Install System Administrators (LISA) show is one of my favorite events and this year it was in one of my favorite cities, Seattle. Seattle is home to Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Costco,…

Online Demo Tour: Vendor-Neutral Power Control

Welcome to the second instalment in this series of articles about our online virtual demo, where we’ll start to dig deeper into Opengear’s advanced features.  In part 1, we explored the…

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…

How the Presidio Exchange Forum 2014 Learned About Cellular Out-Of-Band Failover

I recently participated in the Presidio Exchange 2014 forum. Presidio holds this event as a focused training and knowledge transfer opportunity allowing the Presidio engineering and sales teams to meet…

Embedded Cellular vs External Dongles: Don’t Get Left Hanging

[caption id="attachment_2467" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cellular dongles are akin to acoustic coupler modems from the 1980's.[/caption] Enterprises rely on out-of-band management and wired network fail-over using cellular to deliver up-time and…

Top Three Reasons To Adopt Cellular Out-Of-Band Management Solutions

Earlier this month, I was asked by Data Center Post about using cellular for out-of-band network management. My response identified the three biggest reasons why an IT department should consider using cellular…