Data center downtime increasing – is the network at fault?

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] The optimistically-named Uptime Institute has tracked publicly available information to determine that data center downtime is on the rise, likely do to increasingly complex IT systems and networks. Everyone's favorite downtime culprit in the data center, power failures, are still a common cause, but seems to be implicated less often these days in [...]

Is Local Management valuable when you have redundant systems?

When adding redundant hardware, be ready for twice the cost of maintenance. When talking with someone for the first time about Local Management, sometimes they jump to a quick objection that goes something like this: "I don't need out-of-band access for my network infrastructure. I have a redundant architecture."  Sometimes people go on to detail [...]