Perle’s Remote Power Switches (RPS) enable you to remotely power on/off/cycle Data Center equipment to reduce downtime, service costs and resources. Operate as an integrated solution with IOLAN Console Servers or as a standalone device over Ethernet.
The RPS offers the following benefits (for features click here):
Complex IT infrastructure server platforms
such as Windows 2003, networking and telecom
equipment are sometimes prone to entering states that
are not recoverable through normal remote administrative
commands even at the BIOS level. The last resort activity
is a hard reboot, which requires the administrator
to physically power cycle the equipment. This is not
only an inconvenience to the administrator,
especially if it is remotely located or if it happens
in the middle of the night, which lengthens the downtime,
disrupts business continuity and increases service costs.
The Perle RPS, an intelligent power switch located near the equipment, can remotely power cycle the equipment to restore functionality resulting in decrease risks by reducing mean time to recovery (MTTR).
When used with our
IOLAN console servers, Perle Remote Power Switches form
an integral part of a total Data Center management solution.
Remote power management of equipment takes advantage
of the extensive security such as SSH/SSL encryption,
RADIUS, TACACS, Kerberos, LDAP, NIS and SecurID authentication
schemes provided by IOLAN console servers.
Through a power hot-key tool on the IOLAN, administrators can power cycle equipment while they are still in their serial console session, enabling them to monitor equipment start-up messages as it is restored.