A Smart Solution For SD-WAN Deployments

Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) are a solution being used by organizations to reduce costs and improve flexibility needed for bandwidth demands. Dynamically sharing network bandwidth across a variety…

SD-WAN and the Enterprise, to boldly go?

With all the fanfare of a JJ Abrams reboot, cloud-managed SD-WAN is being heralded as the next generation of branch connectivity.  With human-friendly management tools and promising a reliable, warp-speed…

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…

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…

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…

Why do you call my Terminal Server a Console Server?

Before the 1980’s most of computing happened in centralized mainframe or mid-sized computers. Users accessed shared computing resources thorough “dumb terminals” (those green-screen terminals displaying text-based interfaces we used to…

Should your remote network be living on the edge?

Cloud, IoT, M2M, failover, failback and security; a bunch of buzzwords that probably define the challenges you face today as a remote network administrator.  You’re no longer sitting at the…