Data Center Transformations: Simplify data center build outs, consolidations and acquisitions with IT infrastructure management solutions
Changes in information technology (IT) can be split into two broad categories. Moves, additions and changes (MAC) are day-to-day IT activities which involve adding and removing end-user personnel, changing end-user locations such as when an employee moves to a different cubicle and upgrades services. Build outs, consolidations and acquisitions (BOCA) are large-scale projects which can be very disruptive and require careful planning and implementation to maintain operations. Key considerations are the complexity and risks such data center transformations bring with them and establishing a process that ensures success. This white paper examines the BOCA process and what is required to meet IT goals and objectives and maintain business continuity.
The Distributed Enterprise: Access and Management of Remote Office IT Infrastructure
While the proliferation of branch and remote offices is a positive sign of company growth, it can be a challenge for IT staffers. While many IT staffers use remote access software to diagnose and repair branch office problems these tools are only useful if the OS and network are functioning. If the network or OS is down, additional costs in travel, time, and lost business might be incurred. This paper addresses the added value (in terms of uptime and security) of out-of-band access and control tools for branch offices, and why out-of-band should be considered a critical component of branch office networks.
A Layered Approach to Securing Remote Maintenance Consoles
Availability and security of networks at remote locations are tied together. Due to requirements to keep the network operating, you need fast access to equipment in case of an outage or problem.
Secure Console Control: Browser-Based, Command Line Interface, or Both?
SSH-enabled terminal servers offer data center managers a familiar command-line interface (CLI) and the fallback of out-of-band access should the network fail. SSL-enabled, browser-based solutions offer ubiquitous access. This white paper describes how these techologies can be used together so IT organizations can have the best of both worlds.
Raritan Brings Quantifiable Advantages for MSP Alvaka Through Remote Systems
This report looks at the business advantages, including the return-on-investment implications, of managed service provider (MSP) Alvaka Networks’ adoption of OOB capabilities from Raritan during the first half of 2006. With an estimated ROI potential based on travel reductions at better than 150% over the course of the first year, as well as additional benefits in terms of customer loyalty, better service, better quality of life for employees leading to improved retention, and strategic business model advantages.