Taking Your Cisco Out-Of-Band Management to the Next Level

Earlier this week I found some best practice recommendations from Cisco on securing and controlling out-of-band management for their Nexus 7000 series supervisor modules.  Although the recommendations made by Cisco…

Opengear, the Next Big Thing in Out-Of-Band Management

So one might ask, who’s the best? This question seems to get asked a lot as people make many important purchases; a new TV, car, smartphone, or even a console…

Is it Time to Replace Your Legacy Terminal Servers?

WHY OUT-OF-BAND TERMINAL SERVERS BECOME GHOSTS It is not uncommon to see remote access solutions (terminal or console servers) still in the racks years after they were last upgraded or…

Cisco Live 2012 – Opengear saves your bacon

Wow, what a show!  This years Cisco Live US show packed over 17,000 network engineers and systems administrators into the San Diego convention center. Thankfully we had extra staff on…

Serial over Ethernet – an enduring foundation

When I co-founded Opengear, one of the challenges for me and my engineering team was to reduce hardware cost of infrastructure management in the data center dramatically. The initial result,…