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Console management considerations for modern data centers

By Max Burkhalter
May 29, 2014

As the digital economy continues to expand rapidly and spread to new industries, data centers have become more critical aspects of the average organization's everyday operations. There is no denying that the world is moving into a more digital environment, especially when it comes to information analysis, collection and management, and this means that many companies will need to overhaul their governance frameworks to meet the demands of the modern era.

Console management is a critical aspect of data center oversight, and networking hardware maintenance can be difficult to keep up with, especially when the business falls behind. One of the sectors that has provided several strong examples of challenges and solutions to data center management is health care, where organizations continue to move their patient records into digital formats that comply with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health.

HealthData Management recently explained some of the goings on in the medical sector related to data center security, network protections and the push for meaningful use of electronic medical record systems. According to the news provider, many players in this market appear to be lacking in the risk management and performance measurement arenas, which can simultaneously lead to increased threat of breach or service disruptions.

The source explained that operational metrics are critical to gauge the successes and failures of the data center, as well as all of the networking hardware and other consoles that would be involved. After all, maintaining tight and resilientsystems without understanding which types of challenges have sprouted up is essentially like flying blind, and health care providers can run into compliance problems when falling into this category.

However, HealthData Management suggested building out policies and using solutions that will help to drive the effectiveness of performance measurement and risk identification.

Especially when starting up a new data center, console management is a critical aspect of security and performance over time, and must be a high priority from the outset of digital patient information overhauls.

Perle's wide range of 1 to 48 port Perle Console Servers provide data center managers and network administrators with secure remote management of any device with a serial console port. Plus, they are the only truly fault tolerant Console Servers on the market with the advanced security functionality needed to easily perform secure remote data center management and out-of-band management of IT assets from anywhere in the world.


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