ZPE Solutions Address Critical IT Needs
Internet, social media and search companies all have specific needs when it comes to their IT network. They have tons of data spread throughout a vast network of data centers and co-locations. With these industries having so many users and so much content generated daily, their networks need to be secure, reliable, and scalable as well. The rise of these companies in the past decade has resulted in a change in the way IT networks need to be thought of and we know some of the challenges they may be facing today…
Even though you’re a large web-scale operation, it’s just not possible to have IT people in every single network POP, data center or co-location cage – Sometimes you’ve got dark rooms that are totally unmanned – we get it. Be that as it may, you’re still expected to deploy systems at scale, prevent outages and stress test the network. And, when something does end up going wrong, you’re expected to get that IT infrastructure back up and running in a heartbeat.
Downtime, no matter how short, costs money.
Whether it be lost revenue alone, or taking into account productivity wasted while trying to get the systems back online – Money is being wasted. Here’s some of the common challenges we’ve heard from people in the internet, social, and search space:
- Server OS crashed
- Router powered off by mistake
- Orphaned VM
- Cabling physically severed
- Servers literally burned up
- Non-complaining configuration changes
- Lack of fingerprint
So what’s the move here? “Remote hands” aren’t as technical as you’d like them to be… Are they IT guys? Are they crash cart guys – can they help? Do you take that gamble? Will you be able to guide that person through the process of getting things back up?
What if I told you that you could catch the problem before it even got to that point?
What if you had a solution that you could deploy in all of your remote locations that gave you full access, control, logging and monitoring of your physical and virtual devices – You could see issues before they happened and take the right actions to prevent them. What if you had your choice of orchestration via Puppet or Chef? What if that same solution had Zero Touch Provisioning and added all your devices to your management platform automatically upon deployment – configuration would occur before hand and deployment would go without a hitch. What if that same device sent triggered alarms to you and was not only secure but dependable as well, having a 4G/LTE failover? What if?
It’s not a hypothetical. That appliance exists – ZPE’s NodeGrid Family of products do all of that and more.
If you are planning to deploy remote services and infrastructure, or need to revisit how you handle outages in remote locations, then it’s time for us to have a chat about our NodeGrid family of products — find out how we can help you reduce downtime and respond to outages.
Tech giants specifically rely on NodeGrid Serial Console and NodeGrid Manager for advanced access and control over IT devices using robust implementations of:
- IPv4/IPv6, LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol)
- CLI and Scripting
- Alerts and Actions
- Zero Touch Provisioning
- Security configuration checksums
- Docker app implementation
The NodeGrid platform helps Internet giants globally with Out-of-Band management of hyperscale server, network, storage and PDU deployments.
About The Solutions:
- Secure access and control of virtual and physical IT devices
- Available in 16/32/48 port as well as high-density 96 port configurations
- Event notification & alarms
- Service Processor logging of events and sensors
- Minimizes Mean Time To Repair (MTTR), downtime and expenses with secure, centralized remote device access & control
- Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
- Extended automation based on actionable real-time data
- Failover to 4G/LTE modem
- Out-of-Band power management