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 those answers into one presentation.

Dan’s presentation centers on the Cellular Out-Of-Band Revolution.  Cellular is a critical capability for ensuring always-on, secure remote management.  Dan describes our smart solution which combines Smart OOB™ remote access & monitoring with auto response & remediation and out-of-band over cell & dial all manageable from a centralized console. The video below is 26-1/2 minutes long and worth every minute of your time. It’s the most detailed, non-partisan presentation on cellular routing and cellular out-of-band management available.

Dan covered a huge range of considerations:

Cellular Routing

  1. Cellular routing form factors
    1. Router modules
    2. External modems
    3. Embedded cellular
  2. Cellular routing strategies
    1. High availability model
    2. IP pass-thru
    3. Challenges and best practices

Cellular Out-Of-Band Management

  1. Cellular form factors
    1. Embedded cellular OOB
    2. External cellular modems
  2. Cellular out-of-band strategies
    1. External modems
    2. Embedded OOB
    3. Purpose built OOB products
    4. Add-on products
    5. IP failover to cellular
  3. Challenges, best-practices
  4. Carrier considerations
    1. Bands and wavelengths
    2. 3G vs. 4G (LTE)
    3. International considerations
    4. Consumer vs. business accounts
    5. LTE vs. LTE machine to machine device routing
    6. IP plan options
    7. Overcoming NAT challenges
    8. Public IP
    9. Public static IP plan challenges
    10. Carrier private networks
  5. Cellular carrier costs
    1. LTE routing costs
    2. LTE out-of-band costs
    3. Data usage per typical remediation
    4. Cellular security
  6. Deployment considerations
    1. Cell network availability
    2. Typical deployments
    3. Interface handling
    4. Quality of service
    5. Staying within your plan level
    6. Assessing your cellular vendor

The Q&A session was also very informative.

If you’ve got more questions about cellular out-of-band management, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Also, click here to download Dan’s Power Point presentation from NANOG 62!