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The IP Power Switch – A Better Way to Reboot Remote Network Elements

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

One of the most frustrating aspects of managing remote network equipment, is the fact that the very “remoteness” of the equipment often makes it difficult to perform even the simplest of tasks. When a vital network element at a remote site hangs and disrupts communication with the remote site, even a simple power reboot can be a difficult thing to achieve. If that troublesome network device was located at the central office, the cure would be simple: just walk down the hall and flip the power off and back on again. But when an uncooperative network element is located in an offsite data center or remote equipment rack hundreds of miles away, suddenly a power reboot isn’t such a simple solution anymore.