ViaWest Standardizes on Opengear for Secure Remote Access, Provisioning and Monitoring of its Data Centers

Opengear (, provider of next generation console server and remote management solutions today announced that ViaWest, one of the largest privately held data center service providers in North America, has standardized on Opengear’s solutions for secure remote access, out-of-band management and the provisioning of new equipment.

As a managed service provider (MSP) with 22 data centers, it was imperative ViaWest find a solution that would free up data center rackspace, as well as provide remote provisioning capabilities. With Opengear’s console servers, ViaWest has reduced costs and has been able to use its workforce more efficiently now that they are able to connect more servers into one form factor (3X compared to their old solution). 

“We have a high density of network equipment on racks, and find the 48 console ports on the CM4148 fit this design rather well,” said Scott Bell, director of network engineering at ViaWest. “The CM4148 uses our TACACS server and dual-factor authentication; and its Web interface is intuitive and easy-to-navigate.” 

The Opengear CM4000 family of console servers is the most secure and efficient solution at the lowest cost available today. They provide out-of-band management for serial console ports, servers, virtual servers, service processors, UPS/PDUs, environmental monitoring and more. The CM4000 family of console servers enables system administrators to securely access and control their data centers and networks, from anywhere in the world. 

“We are providing more solutions to help MSPs customize their offerings to their customers,” said Vice President of North American Sales at Opengear, Todd Rychecky. “With this, we have seen tremendous growth in 2011, as more customers and channel partners view Opengear as the most secure option for remote management and out-of-band access.” 

About ViaWest

ViaWest is one of the largest privately held data center service providers in North America. They provide colocation, complex hosting, cloud and managed services to businesses of all sizes nationwide. ViaWest owns and operates 22 enterprise-class data center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada, delivering high-quality, flexible solutions designed to support customers’ unique business needs. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit or call 1-877-448-9378. 

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About Opengear

Opengear delivers secure, resilient access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, even when the network is down. Provisioning, orchestration and remote management of network devices, through innovative software and appliances, enables technical staff to manage their data centers and remote network locations reliably and efficiently. Opengear’s business continuity solutions are trusted by global organizations across financial, digital communications, retail and manufacturing industries. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Brisbane, Australia. For more information please visit

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