What are these antennas doing on your OOB? – Presidio Exchange 2013

“What is that? OOB with antennas?”

This was my first year exhibiting at the Presidio Exchange and it was a great experience. The event draws over 1000 Presidio technicians and team members and we had a chance to speak to many of them at our table top booth to talk about how their customers could benefit from deploying Opengear solutions.  Like many shows we got lots of questions about the antennas on our console servers.

photo As the evening progressed it became very clear that while everyone understood the inherent value of our remote access solutions the idea of doing it over cellular links was very new.  But it made complete sense to everyone and that is actually not that surprising.  Each group had someone interested in the 3G/4G/LTE cellular options offered by Opengear.  Presidio in fact has an entire group dedicated to mobility and they were excited by what they saw. Traditionally the term mobility usually means either M2M equipment that hands off 3G/4G/LTE to remote equipment or it refers to the wide world of mobile workers. The mobility team members I talked with were very quick to see the application of cellular links to OOB as being very relevant to their team.   This seems one more indication just how wide spread cellular application are becoming to IT.

photo 2By the end of the evening my voice was hoarse but I had interesting conversations and left with lots of feedback and ideas as well as opportunities to work together with the Presidio teams.

I really enjoyed meeting everyone and had a great time.  I’m looking forward to next year.

Dan Baxter – Senior Sales Engineer – Opengear

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