Is Your Cellular Out-of-Band Really Carrier Certified?

With the expansion of IoT, many device manufacturers are rushing to embed cellular connectivity into their solutions.  Cellular module manufacturers have made the process of embedding a certified modem simple…

Any (Console) Port in a Storm

Storms. Floods. Heatwaves. System outages can be caused by a natural disaster, general hardware failure or any number of environmental conditions. When the system fails, how do you access your…

NFV: The Virtual Reality

Infrastructure and application virtualization has been the modus operandi in the server world for over a decade. With Network Function Virtualization (NFV), it's poised to become mainstream in the networking…
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Measure and Improve Cellular Signal Strength for Out-of-Band

Cellular is increasingly being adopted as a reliable failover strategy of last resort for network infrastructure. But what if your data center is underground and/or loaded with high-density devices that…

The Cost of Network Resilience

You may have noticed that we tend to bang on about the ROI of our solutions.  But it's not without good reason – when your alternative is a rude wake up…

Slack-ing Off at Tech Field Day

At Tech Field Day Cisco Live, delegates saw a demo of Lighthouse 5, showing off the capabilities of Opengear's brand new Centralized Management software. Each of the delegates is an…

REST easy with our new API

A Representational State Transfer or RESTful API uses standard web methods (e.g. HTTP GET/POST for CRUD operations), conventions (e.g. URIs to select represented resources, HTTP response codes as return codes,…
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British Airways: A Cautionary Tale in Data Center Management

An IT engineer on contract to an enterprise data center disconnects and then reconnects the power supply. He isn’t authorized to do so. Whoops. No big deal, right? Wrong. Last…

Out-of-Band Management in the Test & Dev Lab

The forces of globalization have disrupted the network lab big time. No longer are engineers and product developers reliant on being in the room or down the hall. Thanks to…

What’s in a port number?

What's in a number? A port by any other number would secure shell as sweet. Oh, the glorious, halcyon days of the Internet circa 1995!  Pre-browser wars, a nascent WWW…