Manage multiple Customer Development Infrastructure from a single window
In a Software Development Company, Datacenter infrastructure consists of its own internal managed services infrastructure and out sourced business customer infrastructure. Their own setup mainly comprises of servers providing services for email, storage, project management and tracking, bug tracking to name a few. The customer infrastructure is separated by way of caging commonly known as ODC’s. Such cages or ODC’s are normally isolated from the internal network using a firewall. The Datacenter operations team is common to both the infrastructures.
Common challenges in managing such an infrastructure are
• Centralized management of all setups
• Restricted and secure access to customer development cages
• Consolidation of Physical and virtual setup
• Scalability and future proofing
• Compliances to industry standards
• Adherence to internal and customer SLA’s
• Documentation and Reporting
• IT Workforce Resource Management
The Avocent Console Management solution helps Datacenter Management teams to consolidate and access both the internal and customer infrastructure without violating the terms of isolation.
The console management solution does not allow means to transfer data between isolated customer setups and provides detailed audit logs of all access. The solution also helps the software development team to collaborate with the customer in situations where a test compilation of the project is to be demonstrated over a secured network link.
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.