While KVM over IP, serial over LAN, console port servers, service processors and remote control software provide flexibility and out-of-band functionality, these access points also add management complexity. A centralized access management platform is important to provide centralized monitoring of servers and network hardware, real-time, out-of-band BIOS level access and control and simultaneous access by different users from different workstations (including authentication and event logging).
PTS works closely with the client in determining Access and Control requirements and specifying the best solution today as well as in the future for your network operations center. Acting as your consulting advocate, PTS specifies and procures the right Access and Control solutions for your requirement.
And remember, Access Management is not constrained solely to KVM solutions. Most next-generation servers and blade computers have a management or service processor on the motherboard or on a plug-in card. These processors provide a connection to the server’s management processes and can be used to monitor and control the power, provide sensor information (temperature, current, fans, etc.), redirect serial console and manage the BIOS, as well as to provide full remote control using embedded Virtual KVM over IP.