09 Jul

Opengear Unveils New NetOps Automation Platform at Cisco Live

The vendor-neutral NetOps Automation platform – now available in beta – combines expanded capabilities of the award-winning Lighthouse 5 software with innovative NetOps modules, and the new OM2000 Operations Manager appliance

Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of solutions that deliver secure, resilient network access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, today announced its integrated NetOps Automation platform that will offer enterprises a full-featured network automation solution to significantly streamline network and infrastructure operations. Opengear is announced the beta availability of the solution at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, held June 10-14 in Orlando, Florida.

As the popularity and adoption of NetOps evolves, its inherent network virtualization carries increased risk to data center infrastructure and heightens the need to correctly provision, configure, remediate, and automate distributed networks. With the NetOps Automation platform, Opengear builds on its industry leadership pioneering cellular-enabled out-of-band access, monitoring, and remediation to now provide secure, automated, and vendor-neutral network provisioning, remote configuration, and orchestration purpose-built for NetOps use cases.

The NetOps Automation platform leverages expanded capabilities within Opengear’s award-winning Lighthouse 5 centralized management system, and a growing array of NetOps module applications. It also introduces the new OM2000 Operations Manager, in combination with Opengear’s existing solutions for network resilience,

  • Opengear’s Lighthouse 5 centralized management software aggregates an organization’s entire out-of-band infrastructure, enabling local or remote users to quickly and securely access any connected console via an HTTPS web interface or SSH connection. Opengear’s remote management solutions provide Lighthouse 5 with this access, utilizing embedded cellular connectivity within Opengear’s Smart OOB™ and Failover to Cellular™ technologies to reach devices even when the main network connection is down.
  • The first of Opengear’s task-specific NetOps modules – the Secure Provisioning module that allows enterprises to provision infrastructure at remote sites through an automated process and without any need for on-site technicians – is available in beta today and is targeted for general release in September 2018. Other modules will follow.
  • The NetOps Automation platform utilizes a fully open architecture, including a Git-based file repository within Lighthouse 5, Ansible integration to provide orchestration and enable automated IT workflows, a RESTful API, Docker integration, and a Linux software base.
  • With the OM2000 Operations Manager, Opengear is introducing the first appliance specifically designed to address the unique challenges created by the evolution of NetOps practices. The central feature of the OM2000 is a cryptographic TPM chip that ensures security by detecting and preventing tampering with the hardware, firmware, software, configurations, or VPN keys. The OM2000 also allows teams to run applications on the appliance or on Lighthouse 5 using Docker containers, which make it easy to deploy and run applications at the network edge.

 

“The NetOps Automation platform is designed to give enterprises with large networks a clear, reliable, and secure way to achieve full network automation every single time, and avoid the need for experienced network staff at every location” said Marcio Saito, CTO, Opengear. “By combining Lighthouse 5, the OM2000 Operations Manager and our Secure Provisioning NetOps module, along with standard Opengear appliances, businesses can now ship critical hardware to locations with no IT staff or network connectivity. They can then connect to it via the embedded cellular connection, and manage automated provisioning that gets that site up and running with no further intervention required. We believe this will give many more organizations what they need to vastly simplify their network and infrastructure operations.

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12 Apr

Opengear ensures uptime in Datacentres

Resilience is critical as the world gets smarter and the security challenges become more complex

Opengear ensures uptime in Datacentres, in colocation facilities and remote sites, and out to the very edges of the network.

Console servers and Out of Band Management for network resiliency with secure access to keep critical IT infrastructure, safe, reliable and efficient

Reliable networks for wherever the data lives, protecting critical IT and remote communications and infrastructure

Opengear are the muscle behind the devices of the Internet of Things

When the world changes Opengear is right there supporting the IT infrastructure to keep the entire network running

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11 Apr

Flexible Networks Across Remote Locations

SD-WAN Deployments Need Out-of-Band Visibility

SD-WAN provides lower cost, secure network connections across corporate and regional locations, based on the simplified architecture of SDN. But without an Out-of-Band backup, SD-WAN has an Achilles heel.

Flexible Networks Across Remote Locations

SD-WAN is the application of Software Defined Networking (SDN) to create a smarter, more agile Wide Area Network, able to support the increasingly sophisticated distribution of networking devices across multiple locations and remote sites, whether that’s branch offices, manufacturing locations or retail stores. It provides the flexibility to change the network configuration and logical topology without changing the physical infrastructure, and allows the creation of virtual network groups across sites, independent of where people are geographically located.

Key benefits of SD-WAN:

  • Increased flexibility of network configuration, with reduced complexity
  • Quick deployment of new network locations using zero touch provisioning
  • Seamless management of distributed team members with Virtual Local Area Networks across multiple locations
  • Reduced cost by leveraging commodity hardware and eliminating expensive private network circuits
  • Secure connection of standard broadband via a dynamic VPN tunnel
  • Balances traffic across multiple technologies (broadband, 4G LTE) without the need for dedicated MPLS circuits
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27 Mar

Free 5-years warranty on all Vertiv Liebert GXT4

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17 Jan

The New Year is here…what’s in store for MB Technology?

2018 is here and we have a lot planned…

MB Technology is coming into its 4th year of trading and we have achieved a 50% year on year growth, as well as bringing on Opengear as a new brand.

We have seen our team grow from 3 to 6 people, with a plan to employ another 2 people in 2018.

We are adding 2 more brands to our portflio that enhance and complement our existing product offering to our Reseller partners.

We are streamlining our IT systems to enable us to offer a better service to our customers.

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10 Jan

Book an Opengear demo at Cisco Live in Barcelona

Visit Opengear on Stand E04

Jan 29 – Feb 2, 2018, Barcelona, Spain

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Out-of-band management products easily introduce wireless connectivity into data centres and remote sites, providing highly resilient network management. Attendees will be able to get “hands on” with Opengear’s new products with demonstrations at stand E04.

Stop by and see a product demo at stand E04 and receive an Opengear T-shirt to help show you the way to resilient network management.

Also in introducing Lighthouse 5.0 – manage your entire network Infrastructure through a single pane of glass.

For more information or to schedule a demo at Cisco Live, please email us at EMEA@opengear.com

 

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14 Dec

Seasons Greetings from MB Technology

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business in 2017.

Wishing you a wonderful festive season and a Happy New Year.

We look forward to working with you in 2018.

Best Wishes
The team at MB Technology

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12 Dec

Free 5-years warranty on all Vertiv Liebert GXT4

FOR EXTRA PEACE OF MIND
LIMITED PERIOD ONLY**

The following Vertiv Liebert GXT4 UPS models now come with a 5-year warranty:

GXT4-700RT230E : 700VA (630W) 230V Rack/Tower UPS E model
GXT4-1000RT230E: 1000VA (900W) 230V Rack/Tower UPS E model
GXT4-1500RT230E: 1500VA (1350W) 230V Rack/Tower UPS E model
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11 Dec

How does your customer manage their Cisco devices when the network goes down?

To meet your customer’s increasing challenges of managing more devices through remote serial connection, the new Vertiv™Avocent® ACS 8000* connects with IoT devices and environmental sensors with significantly increased power capacity for processing.

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Connect to any device through RS485, RS422, USB or 1-wire environmental sensors.

The new Vertiv™ Avocent® ACS 8000 is the Swiss army knife of IoT remote management devices.

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28 Sep

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