There is a revolution underway in out-of-band management. Cellular out-of-band management can help keep you in business during a network outage, increase network availability, minimize disruption and downtime and reduce operating costs. Get on board!
Opengear is a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions delivering advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring and cellular out-of-band products. Opengear cellular out-of-band management solutions deliver increased ROI.
When Network Engineers and System Admins think of cellular, there is a tendency to think of the cost of data on their cell phone plan and assume the costs and plans would be similar for a cellular device for their network. But this is a mistake as Opengear cellular solutions are covered under Machine-to-Machine (M2M) plans and use very little data. M2M plans can start at $5 per month for a 1 MB plan. That can save approximately $660 per site annually versus POTS lines.
Because it’s IP-based, cellular out-of-band management provides more capability than a modem connection. For instance, you can text your device, wake it up, send alerts, and more.
If a remote site goes offline, a Network Engineer or System Admin will still be getting telemetry because the cellular interface will be communicating with them. They will know which piece of equipment failed before they even connect. This always-on management access and control is how our cellular OOB management solutions minimize network downtime.
Some quick facts – Cellular Out-Of-Band Equals Resilience:
- 4G/LTE wireless offers speeds up to 1,000 times faster than a 56k modem.
- Cellular data plans for out-of-band management devices provide reliability at a fraction of the cost of consumer data plans and POTS lines, providing an immediate ROI.
- Cellular out-of-band devices can provide always-on management access and control to minimize network downtime and improve mean-time-to-repair.
- The cost of sending a technician to repair a remote site can add up to thousands of dollars when you consider travel expenses of airfare and hotels.