Cleversafe Turns to Opengear Console Server for Advanced Serial Clustering

Opengear (, a leading provider of next generation console server solutions, today announced that Cleversafe, Inc., the leader in dispersed storage technology for digital content storage, archive storage and various industry solutions, has implemented Opengear’s CM4148 console manager in their product development data center to provide advanced serial clustering to storage devices. 

“As our data center environment grows, the Opengear CM4148 provides an easy and cost effective way to cluster hundreds of devices through a single IP address at the master console,” said Tom Shirley, vice president of product development at Cleversafe, Inc. “Opengear’s ability to cluster up to 1000 serial ports gives our technicians one window to view all the devices and consolidates our scripting, programming and accessibility.”

Cleversafe is the leader in dispersed data storage technologies, the ideal way to store large, growing amounts of digital assets cost effectively. Founded in 2004, the company is backed by world-class investors like NEA, OCA Ventures, Harrison Street Capital and Alsop-Louie Partners. They are also the sponsor of an open source community movement to help standardize their technology through a project. 

Cleversafe’s Top 10 features include reliable, survivable, high performance, scalable, unparalleled security, configurable, flexible, pluggable interfaces, easy to deploy and easy to manage and monitor.

“Our implementation at Cleversafe showcases our robust clustering technology where reliability, flexibility and ease of use is highly important,” said Todd Rychecky, vice president of sales at Opengear. “In addition, we share Cleversafe’s open source philosophy to solving mission critical technology problems, insuring that our customers receive the best that Linux has to offer.” 

About Opengear CM4100

Opengear’s CM4100 family of console servers allows system administrators remote access and control of their data centers and networks. The CM4100 provides reliable, secure access to the serial console ports, embedded service processors and network console ports on Windows, Linux, SUN, HP and IBM servers. The CM4100 can be used to monitor and control network infrastructure such as routers, switches, firewalls, UPS, PDU, PBX, etc. from anywhere in the world.

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About Opengear

Founded in 2004, Opengear delivers next generation intelligent solutions for managing critical IT and communications infrastructure. Opengear’s solutions, featuring embedded Smart OOB™ technology, equip our customers’ networks with intelligent automation and bulletproof resilience, enabling them to optimize technical operations and secure business continuity. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with a manufacturing facility in Utah, R&D operations in Australia and Silicon Valley, and sales offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. For more information, please visit

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