Press Release Summary:
With Model KCS6000, administrators can use existing KVM and LCD console equipment to control equipment in racks, including serial, USB, and network devices, as well as legacy KVM computers. Thin client enables administrators to locally manage computers at system level, operating level, and applications layers. Existing KVM equipment can run Firefox browser with Java applets in embedded SUN JRE, to locally connect to VMWare servers, Cisco routers, or IBM-RSA/Dell-DRAC/HP-iLO/SUN-ALOM processors.
Original Press Release:
Opengear's KCS6000 IP Enables Legacy KVM Devices
Consolidating communications and IT infrastructure management at the rack
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (LINUXWORLD Booth #425) - August 4, 2008 - Opengear a leading provider of next generation out-of-band management solutions, today announced the release of its KCS6000 KVM gateway console server. The KCS enables administrators to use their existing KVM and LCD console equipment to control all the equipment in the racks - serial, USB, network devices, as well as legacy KVM computers.
"Currently there is an investment of more than $3 billion in KVM infrastructure devices at datacenters and enterprise computer rooms worldwide," said Bob Waldie, CEO of Opengear. "In a market where space is king and more companies are moving to blade servers and virtual machines, useless devices are anything but welcome. With the new KCS6000, companies do not have to spend money replacing old units, instead they can extend the life of their investment."
The KCS6000 thin client enables administrators to locally manage computers at the system level (BIOS, service processor, IPMI); operating level (VMWare, Windows, Linux, Solaris); right up to the applications layers (RDP, VNC, browser and ICA/Citrix clients). The KCS gives an administrator the ability to control headless infrastructure using the USB control ports, serial consoles, management network ports and rich embedded management clients.
The KCS6000 empowers users' existing KVM equipment to now run a Firefox browser with Java applets in an embedded SUN JRE, to locally connect to VMWare servers, Cisco routers or IBM-RSA/ Dell-DRAC/ HP-iLO/SUN-ALOM service processors. Embedded with Network UPS Tools to manage power using the USB or serial control ports on the power supplies, the KCS6000 is also an embedded terminal emulator, connecting existing KVM gear to legacy serial console devices.
Local operations can also be monitored remotely and securely using AAA secure with local logging and alert capabilities.
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