A Layer of Intelligence for Your IT Infrastructure
As an integral part of the team charged with managing your organization’s production network, you’re responsible for more than ever – and you’re facing bigger challenges than ever before. You need to maintain “five 9’s” uptime while faced with a continual stream of new and unexpected challenges, including new types of network disruptions, greater reliance on remote management, and more equipment to manage at an ever-increasing number of edge locations. Add the emerging requirement for fast, continuous network development to support constantly evolving customer needs in increasingly competitive global markets, and it’s clear: You need a smarter solution.
To meet these challenges, you need to do more than just improve uptime or build in redundancy; you need a Network Resilience solution that adds a layer of intelligence to your IT infrastructure. Top management already knows this: in an independent survey of IT Leaders, 49% said that Network Resilience was their #1 Priority.
To learn more about ensuring network resilience for your enterprise, download our white paper now.
Are You Relying on Your Network to Manage Your Network?
No matter how much you automate and virtualize your systems, you rely on the physical network infrastructure that underpins it all to remain resilient. But many current architectures rely on using the Production Network to manage that same network – a problem when congestion or an outage occurs. To avoid this, companies have traditionally used a separate out-of-band management network to ensure secure access to their critical devices, often using a cellular modem to provide a reliable alternative path.
Until now, this out-of-band access has been “for emergency use only;” however, today Network Resilience means much more; it should be used as an independent management plane at all times. In addition to emergency access, there is a significant security benefit: A separate management network enables engineers and admins to lock down many features on the production network, and to perform configuration management through the more secure out-of-band network, with limited login access. Opengear’s Network Resilience Platform creates such a separate, secure network management plane.
A Network Management Network Built for You
The Opengear Network Resilience Platform is based on the presence and proximity of a NetOps or Smart OOBTM Console Server at every IT location, centrally orchestrated through our Lighthouse management software. It provides secure remote access to your critical network devices through a separate management plane, with the ability to automate NetOps processes, such as securely deploying and provisioning equipment and to access remote IP devices at any edge location.
This platform is your network – The Network for Network Engineers. It delivers secure remote access via physical hardware at each location, providing an always-available independent network open only to the core network team; to be used on Day One, for everyday management, and during production network events.
Opengear Smart Out-of-Band technology, plus the use of open architecture NetOps automation tools (Docker support, Python runtime environment), provides secure access to console ports while also creating a robust management plane.
The Opengear Network Resilience Platform does much more than provide emergency access during your next disruption; it is the network built for you – the “new normal” in network resilience solutions.
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New NetOps Console Servers
Our NetOps Console Servers make a new level of network resilience possible by adding the flexibility of NetOps Automation to the secure access of Smart OOB™ management. The compact OM1200 appliance is designed specifically for secure edge deployments, used in combination with Lighthouse Management Software, while the OM2200 appliance is configured for data centers and high density locations. Both NetOps console servers feature a robust x86 platform supporting Docker and Python to automate NetOps processes, and a TMP2.0 chip for embedded security.
Integrated into the Network Resilience Platform, Opengear NetOps Console Servers provide a separate, secure management plane which supports emerging requirements in Network Management and Automation.