Perle Systems Case Study
John Rumbles, Engineer at Lockheed Martin was faced with replacing numerous discontinued Cisco 2509 Access Servers across the UK. A straightforward option was to replace the 2509’s with newer Cisco 2610 Access Servers, but due partially to budget restraints he decided to research what else was available in the market. As long as the replacement product could be dropped into the existing application, without replacing any cabling, he was open to alternative solutions at a more competitive price.
During an internet search he identified Perle Console Servers as an alternative to Cisco. The IOLAN SCS C from Perle provided a drop in solution which would not require any cabling changes. After extensive testing, the Perle IOLAN SCS C Console Servers were chosen by Lockheed Martin as a replacement for the Cisco 2509’s.
John realised that the Perle Console Servers did everything he needed them to do at a fraction of the cost of the Cisco 2610 Access Servers. Perle Console Servers proved to be a high quality, reliable and secure alternative.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.