A network power switch can provide network administrators and tech support personnel with an incredibly convenient tool for controlling power and reboot functions at off-site data centers and remote network equipment cabinets. In many cases, the remote reboot and power control functions provided by a network power switch can allow you to deal with power related problems with remote network elements without the expense and lost time of traveling to the network equipment site in person.
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Remote network equipment sites always present a unique set of challenges for the network administrator. Due to the distant location of off-site data centers and remote equipment racks, they are obviously more difficult to access than a local equipment rack. This means that not only is it more difficult to perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting functions at a remote equipment site, it’s also more difficult to keep track of potentially harmful conditions and events at the remote site.
Network administrators who are responsible for managing network elements located at remote data centers or offsite network equipment cabinets have a much tougher job than administrators who are responsible for managing network equipment located at the central office. For one thing, many routine tasks that are incredibly easy to accomplish in the central office can present a much larger challenge when those tasks must be applied to network equipment located in remote network equipment racks. When network elements are located offsite, even simple chores, such as rebooting a crashed server or router, can often require a time consuming, expensive service call to the remote site, instead of just a walk down the hall to flip a power switch Off and back On again.
In these days of tightening IT budgets and increased service costs, the last thing that a network administrator needs is to waste valuable resources on expensive service calls to remote equipment sites. Sure, it’s still an emergency when a server or router at a remote site suddenly hangs and brings network communication to a halt, but isn’t there a simpler, less expensive way to deal with problems at off-site equipment racks besides sending a tech team off on a road trip just to reboot an unresponsive network element?
In remote network equipment management applications, a network power switch can quickly prove itself to be an extremely valuable tool. In addition to providing network administrators with a simple, secure means to reboot malfunctioning network devices at remote equipment racks and off-site data centers, a network power switch also enables network administrators to cut power costs by switching off nonessential network devices during periods of the day/week when those devices are less likely to be needed.