Get IT Productivity and Enhanced Security
Improve your IT productivity with greater security by utilizing centralized management tools to control your data center. By combining the right technology — KVM over IP, out-of-band management, power management and sophisticated Centralized Management software, you can monitor and control every aspect of your data center from a secured, remote terminal.
TPI can help you save time, save money and improve your data center security.
Out-of-band management offers businesses a cost-effective, secure and efficient solution. It helps ensure a high level of IT infrastructure performance and productivity by meeting the demand for uninterrupted service availability.
If an IT asset loses its network connection, systems management applications alert the administrator that the asset is no longer available; but because these applications depend on the network infrastructure to manage assets, they cannot provide specific details about the problem, only that the asset is no longer connected. As a result, the traditional approach for restoring assets to the network requires the physical presence of a technician at the asset, regardless of whether the asset is located in the data center or at a remote site. Specifically, a technician must go to the problem device with either a crash cart or a laptop, physically plug into that asset to diagnose the problem and finally restore the IT asset to the network. This process is both expensive and time-consuming, and defines the term “local IT management.”
Remote IT management can be realized through the use of out-of-band management tools, which provide secure, alternate paths to remotely access, monitor and manage IT assets throughout the network infrastructure. If an IT asset goes down, out-of-band management tools can remotely restore it to the network infrastructure, where it can be managed back to productivity in the shortest time possible. Out-of-band management tools minimize the need for local management and site visits, dramatically reducing the time and operational costs needed to bring IT assets back online.
Distributed enterprises and network operating centers require powerful, centralized, and remote control of computer systems, serial-based devices, and power distribution products such as UPS and intelligent power strips. To effectively manage all of these disparate devices from a single console, a comprehensive user interface is necessary to provide point-and-click connectivity and enforce strong access and control.
Most vendors have a way of remotely accessing and managing their equipment, but each tool is different. As the number of devices that need to be monitored, managed, and maintained grows, finding the right management tool or utility can be a chore. Multiple tools mean multiple interfaces, multiple systems to learn, and no single point of management. Because there is no integration between the tools and no single interface to work from, you will have to connect using a method specific to that piece of equipment on your management console. This means you have to maintain multiple software clients, IP address lists, physical serial connections, and possibly other special hardware to connect to a device.
Without a centralized management console, there is no centralized user access management between each system. Each connection type must maintain its own user and password list–no sharing of information.
A good centralized management platform easily provides a solid return on investment in many ways. It lets you control multiple devices from a single system. It increases physical and server security by providing lights out operation. It helps you reduce complexity and downtime by giving users a fast and easy method to complete a variety of tasks. And it lets you quickly take control or log on to a piece of network hardware from a single interface, one that is accessible from anywhere.
Bottom Line: TPI can increase your IT productivity, save money and improve your security.