Opengear Reports Record Order Bookings in Q4 2008

Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of next generation out-of-band management solutions, today announced that it has seen record order bookings and growth through the economic downturn. 

“The economic conditions are accelerating open source adoption in businesses around the world and our console server products have enjoyed tremendous success with our new open source tools for power management,” said Todd Rychecky, VP Sales and Marketing of Opengear. “Traditional console servers are limited in their functionality but by bringing together leading open source solutions from projects including Nagios, NUT and PowerMan, Opengear is making a product that allows for more efficient management of everything you find in a datacenter including routers, switches, servers, firewalls, uninterruptible power supplies, power distribution units and environmental monitoring devices.” 

Opengear experienced record order bookings in the fourth quarter of 2008 ending December 31, 2008 and has started off the first quarter of 2009 with what will be a record first quarter for the company despite the economic slowdown. Opengear attributes their success to an increase in new channel partners and customers, leading edge marketing initiatives, next generation product features and the best customer service and technical support in the console server market space. Opengear recently received industry accolades, voted as one of the top 25 open source channel vendors in the Open Source 50 report, compiled by Nine Lives Media and IT channel site TheVARGuy.com

Customers such as Banff International Research Station in Banff, Alberta Canada reaffirm these sentiments and further validate why Opengear has been successful over the past year. “Opengear has provided BIRS with not only a great product for secure remote management of our servers through the CM4008 but it has also demonstrated outstanding customer service,” said Brent Kearney, systems analyst with the Banff International Research Station. “Opengear has continued to surpass our expectations as we expand and order new solutions from them. Highly recommended!”

Opengear expects 2009 to be a record year. “It seems every day another customer comes to us from one of our competitors and exclaims ‘Why did it take me so long to find you’,” says Todd Rychecky, VP Sales and Marketing of Opengear. “We solve problems with open source that our competitors cannot or choose not to do and in this type of economic climate it is the kiss of death for any organization.”

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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 www.opengear.com.

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