Posts Tagged ‘power scheduling’

Why is Remote Power Management Such an Important Capability for Modern Networks?

Monday, September 26th, 2011

When a vital network element crashes or hangs, in many cases the problem can be solved by a simple power reboot. But sometimes, even “simple” isn’t all that simple; especially when the network device in question is located at a distant network equipment site. In the case of remote network devices, rather than walking down the hall to flip a power switch Off and then On again, a power reboot usually requires an expensive, time-consuming service call to the remote equipment site, and an unwelcome delay while network users wait for the service team to travel to the remote site to reboot the troublesome network element and restore network communication.

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A Better Way to Control Power Reboot Functions at Remote Network Equipment Sites

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

One of the most frustrating things about managing network devices located at remote equipment sites, is the fact that you can’t easily get your hands on them when you need to. When a vital network element at a distant data center or faraway equipment cabinet suddenly crashes and refuses to respond, even a simple power reboot can suddenly become a huge pain-in-the-you-know-where to actually accomplish. Sure, it would be easy to reboot that troublesome router or uncooperative server if it was installed in a rack down the hall, but if it’s located in another state or half-way around the globe, even a routine reboot can involve service teams, truck rolls and expense reports.

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Remote Power Management Units – Faster and More Economical than a Service Call

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

When a critical network element at an offsite data center or remote network equipment site suddenly locks up and disrupts communication, the last thing you want to do is send a tech team out to the site to deal with the troublesome device in person. Sure, a service call is often the most obvious solution, but service calls are also time consuming and expensive. A much better solution for dealing with unresponsive devices at distant network equipment sites, is to install a remote power management unit at the site, that allows you to reboot locked up devices without the expense of a service call or the time that is wasted while waiting for the service team to travel to that offsite data center or remote equipment rack.

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A Network Power Switch Can Save Your IT Budget and Cut Response Time

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

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?

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Intelligent Remote Power Management for Off-Site Data Centers

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

When it comes to power management, remote network equipment sites present an entirely different assortment of challenges and tasks from what is normally found when vital network devices are located at the central office. When managing network elements at your central office, usually all you need to do is walk into the room next door in order to perform a power reboot or switch off a non-essential device, but if those same network elements were located off-site, at a distant data center, remote equipment rack or far-away kiosk, even the most basic power management operations can prove to be a bit more of a challenge.

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A Remote Control Power Switch Provides a Better Way to Manage Power

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

In many cases, a simple power reboot is all it takes to get an unresponsive server or router back up and running again. Sometimes though, the very location of the problematic server or router means that a “simple power reboot” isn’t all that simple anymore; when a malfunctioning network element is located at an off-site data center or a remote equipment rack, then even the relatively basic task of cycling power on and off suddenly becomes a bit more of a challenge.

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