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.
Best Practices When Enabling Smart Card Authentication in a KVM System
While many organizations have employed smart card identification to enhance their physical security infrastructure, data centers in particular can benefit greatly from the two-factor authentication that a smart card inherently provides to the logical realm. When seeking a smart card-enabled KVM system, choose not only a solution that fulfills the basic requirement of supporting PKI authentication to multiple servers from a single location, but also one that makes the necessary KVM feature adjustments to enable seamless use of the reader. Finally, it should adhere to industry standards to ensure that security thresholds are met.
The Role of Remote Management in Assuring IT Infrastructure Uptime
The goal of maximizing systems uptime is paramount in most IT organizations. Implementing remote management solutions can provide dramatic savings in operational expenses, along with faster MTTR, increased ROI and overall IT uptime. Learn how your company can realize the business benefits of remote management solutions in this white paper from EMA.
A New Dimension in IT Infrastructure Management: Integrated KVM and Serial Console System
As large, multiplatform, heterogeneous IT infrastructures proliferate, data centers have become ever more complex. Advances in remote management hardware and software now aggregate access to KVM, serial, and power control devices under a single platform, providing logical and physical views of IT assets. Browser-based access allows administrators to work from any Internet-connected PC. This white paper describes how today's KVM and serial console control tools can help companies meet the IT management challenge.
Remote Server Management for Small and Midsize Server Rooms and Data Centers
KVM solutions help troubleshoot, configure, maintain and even reboot IT equipment, even if the server or network is down. With the right KVM technologies and tools, IT administrators can work more productively. But not all KVM solutions are equal. This white paper explores the issues to consider in selecting the right KVM solution for small and midsize data centers or server rooms.
Understanding Remote Server Management in Small and Midsize Server Rooms and Data Centers
In November 2005, Computerworld surveyed its small business subscribers on IT infrastructure and server management issues. The goal of the survey was to better understand the challenges of remote server management in smaller organizations. The survey was commissioned by Raritan, with data gathered and tabulated independently by Computerworld Research. This white paper presents the top-line results of the survey.
Understanding The Security Implications of Deploying KVM-over-IP Technology
As IP connectivity extends KVM control beyond the physical confines of the data center, it brings along a new set of security concerns. This white paper provides an overview of system security in the context of both rack-based, and IP-based KVM systems. It describes the threats that face enterprise systems, as well as the security mechanisms supported by Raritan's Dominion® Series of digital KVM solutions.