Opengear Plunges into the Deep Pacific to Help Researchers Bring Internet to the Ocean Floor

Sixty miles north of the Hawaiian island of Oahu and three miles down to the ocean floor sits the ALOHA Cabled Observatory (ACO). Providing real-time oceanographic data through a retired…
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Physical + cyber security in a converged IT + OT world

Enterprise and governments are struggling to maintain their complex IT infrastructure in the face of ramping security pressures and rampant attacks. The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to magnify this…
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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…

Smartly connected products are transforming competition

You may have seen the recent Harvard Business Review article in which Michael Porter and James Heppelmann describe How Smart Connected Products Are Transforming Competition. These smart connected products (a.k.a. the Internet…
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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…

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…

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

 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:…

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,…