The Ins and Outs of Out-of-Band Management
Out-of-Band Management Highlights
A very important way to cut costs involves having an Out-of-Band Management (OOBM) system in place to accompany Internet failover. Out of Band Management ensures higher network uptime and a more efficient IT department. A company will gain these efficiencies while saving money.
What is Out of Band Management (OOBM)?
Allows for remote troubleshooting, configuration, and rebooting of firewalls, routers, bridges, switches and servers
Reduction in costly truck rolls, whereby techs must drive to remote sites to diagnose and do repairs
OOBM Provides IT departments a secure way to manage remote network devices without going through the primary network, or through a costly separate telephone (POTS) line
OOBM Increases network uptime
Ensures IT infrastructure integrity
Without disrupting the primary network connection, Out of Band Management makes remote upgrades and other tasks possible– all while saving costs and time. It becomes a crucial solution for any business looking to save on IT costs and improve IT efficiency and effectiveness. This is especially true for businesses with multiple locations.
When a business has an OOBM system in place, it can:
Ensure infrastructure is accessible from anywhere — even during system or network outage
Proactively detect faults before they become failures by monitoring everything including the physical environment
Provide faster recovery from network and IT failures with Failover to Cellular
Minimize disruption and downtime, providing the highest levels of business continuity
Out of Band Management is a great way to keep your network running more efficiently. It is a core capability that every data center and remote site should have to improve overall performance, support upgrades and local network repairs, and reduce response times for outages. Please let us show you how.
About the author, Rob Garry: For more than 30 years, Rob has been running his own businesses and working with and for the largest communications companies in the world, and is currently co-founder and CEO of SensLynx, an IoT solutions provider for Fleet Tracking, Wireless Internet backup, Out-of-Band Management, and other IoT-based applications.