Remote Branch Infrastructure Management
Branch infrastructure is very critical for all organization as it directly affects services rendered to their customers. Branches operate in normal business hours plus may or may not have an IT person available onsite, hence may face challenges incase of infrastructure break down. If IT person is available he might have limited skill set to troubleshoot issues on his own and may require collaborating with seniors. Another practice followed is outsourcing of Branch IT Infrastructure Management to FMS vendors however it not only proves costly but also poses security risks.
Key challenges faced in maintaining a Branch infrastructure are
- Limited or No onsite IT personnel
- Infrastructure downtime leads to transactional and financial losses
- Outsourcing costly and pose security risks
- Security and Audit requirements
- Centralized Management
Avocent consolidates data center management into a single, unified platform to reduce the complexity and make this IT infrastructure management more efficient and reliable with 24/7 availability.
On-site employees are often tasked with keeping the systems secure, updated and in compliance with corporate IT policies, but they often have limited IT training. Dealing with complex issues can require costly outsourcing and cause delays that lead to infrastructure downtime.
As business expands, so do its IT environment – and each new component adds complexity while increasing the risk of failure. Remote office equipment is often a hybrid of servers, PCs and routers combined with location-specific devices such as terminals and mobile computers all sharing one common trait and challenge – your business depends on them always being available.
With Avocent remote office solutions, gain comprehensive, remote, BIOS-level access to and control over every networked device in the remote office – as if an administrator were sitting in front of the device. United by centralized management software, Avocent remote office appliances provide complete remote device control so one can manage your remote offices-without leaving-to ensure remote offices and their data centers stay up and running 24/7, whether they have on-site IT personnel or not.
The DSView® 3 management software platform provides secure, remote and consolidated out-of-band management of the entire IT infrastructure. DSView 3 software enables you to use a single interface to ensure the data center is continuously up and running by controlling DSR® KVM over IP switches, console management appliances, power distribution units, and IPMI-enabled servers.
GUI Console over IP
DSR® KVM over IP switches provide multiple digital paths to remotely access out-of-band devices and remotely power cycle connected devices. Managed with the DSView® 3 software, DSR KVM switches enable BIOS-level control of servers and serial equipment anytime, anywhere.
CLI Console over IP
Avocent advanced console servers provide secure, remote access to IT devices and console port management for UNIX- and Windows-based servers.
Power management and control
DSView® 3 software’s IP power management enables out-of-band remote management of Avocent power control devices, Server Technology Switched CDU products, and power management of IPMI-enabled servers – offering a proactive approach to power management that helps eliminate downtime caused by power issues.
Service Processor Consolidation
Avocent server management solutions help enterprises leverage service processor technologies in any of their servers, no matter the server vendor. This provides proactive server monitoring and maintenance to reduce operation costs and speed troubleshooting and problem resolution. Avocent’s solutions save staff time by enabling companies to capitalize on existing service processor resources to manage expanding IT environments.