Out-Of-Band Management in a Distributed Enterprise

The choice of a distributed architecture for a business is usually determined by the business requirement to support its remote office base at the same level as its main office.…

IT Management is a Marathon not a Sprint

Watching the preparations for the Boston Marathon last month and more recently the Edinburgh Marathon this past weekend, I couldn’t help but relate them to our work in IT Management. My…

Interface Anchorage 2014

The INTERFACE-Anchorage show is quickly becoming one of the Tour’s largest regional shows. If you happened to read Todd Rychecky’s post from last year’s show, the show recorded an impressive…

On the Road Again: InteropNet 2014

In late March, I once again traveled to Las Vegas to support the installation the temporary high-speed network that is InteropNet 2014. InteropNet provides high-speed network connectivity to the Interop…

Locked Out of the Back Door

Last week, HP announced that running a Heartbleed vulnerability scan against its iLO and iLO2 lights-out management interfaces found in older blade and rack mount servers, can cause them to…

Opengear, the Next Big Thing in Out-Of-Band Management

So one might ask, who’s the best? This question seems to get asked a lot as people make many important purchases; a new TV, car, smartphone, or even a console…

Retailers Target Cyber Crime

I know we say it all the time and it begins to sound cliché, but Opengear offers the most secure remote access solution on the market today.  Whether you are…

Online Demo Tour: Serial Console Management

[caption id="attachment_2213" align="alignright" width="128"] Uh oh, time for out-of-band[/caption] Our virtual demo has proven immensely popular as a way for new users to learn about the many and varied capabilities…

Is it Time to Replace Your Legacy Terminal Servers?

WHY OUT-OF-BAND TERMINAL SERVERS BECOME GHOSTS It is not uncommon to see remote access solutions (terminal or console servers) still in the racks years after they were last upgraded or…

Why Cellular Out-Of-Band Management Is Better Than DSL

The other day I was talking with a network engineer from a large hosting company in Denver, CO. He was looking for a cellular out-of-band management device to attach to…