The Role of OOB Management – Today and into the Future
In this 5 1/2 minute video Scott D. Lowe, CEO of ActualTech Media, talks about the importance of Out-of-Band Management to keep organizations’ IT up and running from anywhere even when your IT team isn’t available. He talks through some of the benefits of automation in OOBM and how using an alternate communications path enables functions to engage more quickly and precisely resulting in:
- Reduced complexity of network infrastructure, increasing efficiency, and shortening deployment times
- Improved business continuity as consistent higher levels of service are delivered and failures are detected proactively
- Greater business agility by expediting time to market when deploying new applications and services, improving ROI
He touches on how network automation supports programmatic behavior of network activities, which is on the forefront of AI, machine learning, IoT, and advanced data analytics. Zero touch provisioning provides speed, accuracy, scalability needed for legal and regulatory compliance. OOBM is helping organizations provide a consistent and coherent view of their network health, stability, and performance.