07 Apr

Vote for Vertiv at the DCS Awards for Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year


The DCS awards are designed to celebrate innovation in the data centre arena rewarding companies that have demonstrated excellence in their solutions and application to projects. This year Vertiv have been shortlisted for four awards.

Nominated for

Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year

Amdocs Reaches Utmost Energy Efficiency with Vertiv’s Liebert PDX with EconoPhase

The key benefits:

  • Offers Amdocs savings of up to 70% in freecooling mode compared with alternative DX close control systems on the market.
  • It provides 40-60% annual energy savings and 1.05 pPUE, providing an annual energy cost reduction of £170,000 compared to a 1 MW, 1.3 pPUE data centre.
  • Vertiv ICOM™ Control ensures the system is completely dynamic, responding to fluctuating load profiles and optimising room conditions efficiently.

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14 Mar

Stock Clearance Sale – Save up to 10%


Stock Clearance

Opengear ACM5508 Remote Site Gateway
List Price £460

Additional discount available, call us for pricing





Ensuring uptime at branch offices and remote sites

The Opengear Remote Site Gateway features industry leading SmartOOB™ management solution in a compact form factor. The Remote Site Gateway can be paired with any existing connections and installations to easily add OOB management without the need for replacing existing equipment. SmartOOB enables visibility, secure access and the ability to remediate your network devices without costly onsite staff or expensive truck rollouts.

Who can most benefit from the Remote Site Gateway?

  • Isolated Remote Sites or Hard to Access Installations
  • Retail Chains
  • Branch Office Locations

Features & Benefits

  • 8 USB Ports
  • Total Scalability from few locations to global deployments
  • Futureproof and Flexible

Help your customers

  • Increase IT availability with Smart OOB access, monitoring, and intelligent fault remediation of network, power, and server infrastructure
  • Reduce mean time to repair (MTTR), detect and alert on faults and outages, meet SLAs and reduce downtime with remote and autoremediation
  • Maintain situational awareness and control during network outage with site monitoring and management delivered out-of-band
  • Reduce IT costs by equipping administrators with always-available, low level remote control of IT, network, UPS and PDU systems

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13 Mar

Opengear selected as finalists for the Network Computing Awards this year

Opengear are proud to have been selected as finalists in two categories for the Network Computing Awards this year.

The Opengear IM7200 is in the running for “Data Centre Product of the Year”. We were also selected as a finalist for the “Network Project of the Year- Private Sector”.

You can cast your vote for the Networking Computing Awards below:



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13 Mar

Top Three Reasons To Adopt Cellular Out-Of-Band Management Solutions

3 Reasons for Cellular Out-Of-Band: Increased uptime, reduced expenses, faster & more cost effective.


Earlier this month, I was asked by Data Center Post about using cellular for out-of-band network management. My response identified the three biggest reasons why an IT department should consider using cellular connections instead of traditional modems for their OOB needs. I felt it was important enough to share with our faithful blog readers as well, so here is a brief recap (you can read the full article here):

Ensuring up-time and system availability are key benchmarks for the IT department of just about every organization, and if it isn’t it probably should be. By adopting cellular out-of-band management solutions, organizations can expect to realize these three core benefits:

1) Avoid and mitigate the top causes of network downtime

From hardware or software failure to human error and natural disasters, there are a wide variety of issues can lead to downtime. By far, the most common problem network engineers face is hardware failure. Luckily, this issue in particular can be easily mitigated with out-of-band management tools. 

2) Reduce expensive outages with more resilient systems

As this infographic illustrates, 1.2 billion work-hours are lost annually due to downtime because of how long an incident can last, how long it takes to recover from said incidents and how common downtime is today. Fortunately, all of these costs and wasted efforts can be easily mitigated with a simple investment in out-of-band management, as these tools help to reduce the length of outages and provide the oversight IT admins need to reduce their occurrence.

3) Faster and more cost-effective than legacy out-of-band connections

With the development and rise of cellular out-of-band management solutions, modems are no longer an ideal option in the vast majority of instances because they are slower, more expensive and less robust than cellular OOB connections. Not only is 4G LTE up to 1,000 times faster than a 56K modem, switching out a phone line for a data plan for OOB can help organizations reduce their monthly phone bills by up to 90 percent as well. Plus, cellular wireless networks ensure that IT admins can oversee infrastructure even when core connectivity is down.

As the costs related to downtime and to legacy out-of-band management rise, cellular OOB tools will increasingly become the best option available for companies in any industry. By being able to use cellular connections for oversight, organizations will have a far easier time guaranteeing uptime in all instances, all while reducing the stress placed on the IT department. At the end of the day, obtaining a cellular out-of-band management solution may be the best investment an organization makes.

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13 Mar

Introducing the New 21″ & 24″ Widescreen LCD Console Drawers from Austin Hughes

Austin Hughes CyberView X124 1U 24″ High Resolution LCD Console Drawer:


Drawer Features & Display Benefits

  • 1U 24″ widescreen LCD console drawer
  • Support 1920 x 1200 native WUXGA Ultra high resolution
  • PIP & Picture by Picture viewing efficiency
  • Green LED-backlit panel technology
  • 104-key keyboard with either touchpad or trackball
  • MAC or SUN Micro keyboard options available
  • New enhanced aesthetics with molded front handle
  • Front USB port for device access (USB Hub KVM only)

Austin Hughes CyberView F121 1U 21″ FHD LCD Console Drawer


Drawer Features & Display Benefits

  • 1U 21″ widescreen LCD console drawer
  • Support Full HD with 1080p resolution
  • Green LED-backlit panel technology
  • 104-key keyboard with either touchpad or trackball
  • MAC or SUN Micro keyboard options available
  • New enhanced aesthetics with molded front handle
  • Front USB port for device access ( USB Hub KVM only )
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13 Mar

iStorage adds DriveSecurity™ Antivirus Software to their range of PIN authenticated hardware encrypted portable data storage devices, in time for World Back Up Day

iStorage now offers DriveSecurity powered by ESET, Antivirus software to their award-winning range of PIN authenticated hardware encrypted portable data storage devices to protect such devices against viruses and malware.

 (London, March 2017), iStorage Limited, manufacturers of PIN authenticated hardware encrypted portable data storage drives, have added the premium DriveSecurity antivirus software to their range, just in time for World Back Up Day.

DriveSecurity prevents malware from spreading via removable media and is designed to run from your portable drive (e.g. Flash, HDD/SSD, etc.) and does not require an installation on the host computer. It resides on portable drives providing protection on any Windows® or Mac® computers it is connected to and protects users from viruses and other malware that are commonly transmitted by USB drives. Changes to flash drive content are scanned by ESET’s award-winning ESET NOD32® anti-virus engine to detect and eliminate Viruses, Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Rootkits, Adware and other Internet threats before they can be transmitted onto your portable drives.

Having the DriveSecurity software on your portable secure drive by iStorage provides an additional security layer (antivirus and anti-spyware protection) means that any files placed on your flash drive are malware-free and safe to share with others. It’s easy to use and deploy as there is no need to install anything on a host computer. DriveSecurity brings ESET NOD32 ThreatSense® award-winning security technology, usability and portability together, eliminating all security threats from your portable data storage drive.

Users can be safe in the knowledge that their data will be protected on an iStorage PIN authenticated hardware encrypted portable storage drive, meaning that if the drive is lost or stolen, there is no need to worry about their private files being shared with unwanted users. With the benefit of DriveSecurity antivirus and anti-spyware software, users are given even more security protection meaning that their files and now Win and MAC computers are protected from malicious virus threats that may be spread via portable data storage devices.

Says John Michael, CEO, iStorage Limited:

“There is great synergy with our iStorage range of drives and ESET’s DriveSecurity antivirus software. iStorage protects customer data with PIN access and data encryption, whilst when in use, DriveSecurity protects the files even on public and shared Win/Macs and stops viruses from spreading.”


With World BackUp Day coming up, and to encourage users to protect their data and back up regularly, iStorage is offering a free 30-day trial on all iStorage products requested online. To find out how iStorage can protect your confidential data in preparation for World BackUp Day, please visit www.istorage-uk.com

About iStorage Limited

iStorage is the trusted global leader of award winning PIN authenticated, hardware encrypted data storage devices. Delivering the most innovative products to securely store and protect data to military specified encryption levels; safeguarding valuable business information whilst ensuring compliance to regulations and directives.

*iStorage DriveSecurity™ powered by ESET is using the ClevX DriveSecurity technology licensed from ClevX, LLC.

About ESET

For 30 years, ESET® has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services for businesses and consumers worldwide. With solutions ranging from endpoint and mobile security, to encryption and two-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performing, easy-to-use products give consumers and businesses the peace of mind to enjoy the full potential of their technology. ESET unobtrusively protects and monitors 24/7, updating defenses in real-time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company. Backed by R&D centers worldwide, ESET is the first IT security company to earn 100 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, identifying every single “in-the-wild” malware without interruption since 2003. For more information visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.


About ClevX
Founded in 2005, ClevX® is a Seattle-based IP/Technology development and licensing company – Your Innovation Partner. It’s focused on the Security/Mobility markets where ClevX pioneered and continues to lead the industry with its secure, portable USB storage platform (OS-agnostic, hardware-encrypted, bootable) and line of award-winning, client licensed DATALOCK® Secured devices (FIPS Certified), and portable software applications – DriveSecurity™ – USB antivirus, and USBtoCloud™/CloudKey™ – automatic backup for your portable drives to a predefined cloud, and EncryptUSB™ – automatic encryption tool for your data on-the-go. ClevX strives to help clients scale innovation and differentiates itself by creating solutions that are simple, clever and elegant. For more information visit www.clevx.com.

For further information, please contact:

Holli Cheung

Media and Communications

iStorage Limited

E: holli.cheung@istorage-uk.com

T: +44 (0) 20 8991 6286



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13 Mar

Top causes of Network Downtime

Network downtime is frustrating and very costly to millions of businesses all over the world. Recent network outages at the NYSE, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal highlight opportunities where out-of-band systems might have helped mitigate the costs and frustrations of network downtime.

Opengear help illustrate the issues involved and the potential risks that can be mitigated with a solid out-of-band management strategy.

Top Causes Of Network Downtime:

  • 55% Hardware Failure
  • 22% Human Error
  • 18% Software Failure
  • 5% Natural Disasters

Cost/Incidence Of Outages:

  • Estimates of average downtime per outage range from 7.5 hours for clouds, private data centers and traditional hosting providers, to 30 hours for SMB outages.
  • On average, it takes 9 hours to recover from a 14-hour IT downtime episode.
  • 91% of those surveyed have had a data center outage in the past 24 months.
  • 1.2 Billion human hours per year are lost to downtime across the globe.

Cellular Out-Of-Band Equals Resilience

  • OOB is going cellular! 4G/LTE wireless offers speeds up to 1,000 times faster than a 56K modem.
  • Cellular data plans provide reliability at a fraction of the cost – companies can save up to 90% of a monthly phone bill.
  • Cellular out-of-band management affordably minimizes network downtime with always-on management access and control

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16 Feb

Visit Opengear at Cisco Live, Berlin at Stand E53

Bringing cellular connectivity into the datacentre

Opengear is excited to be participating at Cisco Live 2017 in Berlin, Cisco’s premier event in the EMEA region.

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 #E53.

Pick up some Opengear VR Goggles! Take part in a demo at stand E53 and receive a pair of SMART VR Goggles to help show you the way to resilient network management.

Product Focus – Opengear IM7200
Streamline the remote management of your Cisco servers with Opengear’s IM7200 Infrastructure Manager.

  • Proactive monitoring and remediation
  • Cellular Out-of-band management
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) automation over the network
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
  • Possible replacement for Cisco ISR 2900
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07 Feb

Opengear Receives 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

Opengear’s Resilience Gateway honored for exceptional innovation

Piscataway, NJ – November 18, 2016.  Opengear (www.opengear.com), a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console serversremote managementmonitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced that the Resilience Gateway has received a 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution magazine and IoT Evolution World, the leading publication covering IoT technologies.

Designed to enable a business’ IoT transformation while increasing network uptime at branch offices and remote sites, the Resilience Gateway utilizes Opengear’s embedded Smart OOB™ and Failover to Cellular™ technologies to enable the efficient access, monitoring, and control of edge routers, servers, switches, firewalls, PDUs, and UPSes. True out-of-band management with Smart OOB maintains complete control during infrastructure failures and network outages that may be brought on by the IoT’s intense workload and myriad connections.

Also factoring into the award win is the Resilience Gateway’s adeptness at performing proactive analysis of fault conditions, and automatically remediating common network problems with event-based auto-response executed via custom scripts. The Resilience Gateway is architected to both meet the IT resilience needs of today and anticipate the IoT resilience needs of tomorrow, scaling to manage the infrastructure at thousands of sites with many thousands of IoT devices.

“Network connectivity interruptions are already highly detrimental to business revenue and reputation – and we expect that will become even more so in the Internet of Things era,” Gary Marks, CEO, Opengear. “The Resilience Gateway provides the incredible network gateway intelligence that IoT infrastructure demands, as the rapidly growing number of connected devices will produce huge processing loads which must be intelligently managed. The success of the IoT will very much hinge on the deep resilience of smart gateways directing countless tasks on an Internet teeming with IoT devices; this is precisely what the Resilience Gateway has been engineered to accomplish. We’re proud of the Resilience Gateway, and to receive recognition with the 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year award.”

“The solutions selected for the IoT Evolution Product of Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving the machine-to-machine market today. It is my honor to congratulate Opengear for their innovative work and superior contribution to the rapidly evolving IoT industry,” said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution.

“It is my pleasure to recognize the Resilience Gateway, an innovative solution that earned Opengear the 2016 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to seeing more innovation from Opengear in the future.”

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31 Jan

Did you know that Emerson Network Power recently became Vertiv, the biggest standalone global IT Infrastructure Vendor?

Since December 1st the brand of Vertiv is enhancing the IT Infrastructure marketplace. The unparalleled product and service offering of former Emerson Network Power is now available from the new company Vertiv .

Vertiv is a global provider of mission-critical infrastructure technologies for vital applications in data centers, communication networks, and commercial and industrial environments. A 20,000 employee strong company, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio (USA), with over 25 manufacturing and assembly facilities worldwide.

Led by the veteran technology executive Rob Johnson (former President and CEO of American Power Conversion APC) Vertiv will continue to grow the Channel centric go-to-market strategy.

Promotional activities will drive demand, know how transfer will create value for our Channel Partner community. Join the partner program now and become part of the biggest transformation in the industry as we transition into Vertiv.

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