There are Many Ways to Use a Console Server …

A Console Server can be deployed in many ways to make accessing equipment more efficient as well as requiring less man power to fix a problem. One example is using them on an oil drilling platform. Mainly everyone working on the rig itself has a specific job and is needed daily. Having a full time IT employee on site would not be beneficial because most of the time everything is running just fine. Now if there is an IT problem and someone has to go out to address the issue, this can be a huge loss of revenue.

Getting someone out to a platform would both require a boat or a helicopter ride, plus hours in overtime and actually address the issue. Now, having a console server installed and accessed via satellite internet would address this issue and make a simple IT issue much less of a problem. Instead of having to fly or boat someone out to a platform, you can simply log into a console server from your desk. Now you have flexibility to address an issue, weather it’s a server lock up or firewall parameters being lost. In the time it would take to arrange a boat or helicopter to come out, you can have diagnosed and addressed the issue. This is just one example of how console servers can save both time and money, while making a complex situation, a simple one.

Western Telematic, Inc. (WTI) designs and manufactures remote device management products for IT applications. WTI’s Serial Console Server products, Remote Reboot products, Switched PDU products and A/B Fallback products are engineered to allow you to securely manage and troubleshoot rack equipment in remote locations.

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