In today’s fast-paced digital economy, ensuring consistent IT network performance is imperative to business. Customers expect 24/7 IT asset availability, regardless of how complex it is to manage distributed network infrastructure. And when networked equipment inevitably crashes, so do profits and productivity. According to an IHS study, businesses lose $700B annually due to IT downtime. Given the dependence businesses have on network performance, IT administrators need a robust set of tools at their disposal for bringing mission-critical devices back online, especially when the primary production network fails. The good news is that secure and reliable remote access to IT infrastructure is possible using out-of-band management (OOBM) technology, which is now a core capability of many remote management plans.
This white paper examines the trends and tools of out-of-band management infrastructure as well as reviews Lantronix’s market-leading IT management product portfolio for deployment in data centers and remote branch office environments. This complete set of OOBM tools allow IT managers and network engineers to:
- Remotely configure, monitor, and manage equipment
- Access equipment over the network (in-band), through a single modem connection (out-of-band), or via the Internet (IP-based management)
- Proactively monitor network performance and notify key personnel when events are triggered
- Deliver a truly scalable and cost-effective solution