Tuesday, April 27, 2010

KVM over IP device Will it Save Me Money?

Most of the time when talking about KVM over IP devices at my job I see it come down to an investment for a KVM over IP device switch rather than just a business expensive. When people go on site to do a job or repair, you pay them money. KVM over IP device can save you money by allowing you remote control of a number of servers and saving you the travel + man hours.

KVM over IP device is a technology that is limitless and is still growing rapidly. People are always going to need to get up to date equipment as technology grows and grows. For instance KVM over IP device is currently in a transition from VGA to DVI video, and the DVI video is much more bandwidth intensive. KVM over IP device allows you to use the power of the world wide web to access computers as if you were local right in front of them.

Here is a real world scenario of KVM over IP device saving you time and money. I had a guy who was getting distorted video on his server. Some minor video card settings needed to be changed and this was a simple task, but it could not be accomplished on site. Rather than drive 2 hours to do this tweak he used a KVM over IP device to accomplish it.

Good luck and there is a ton of information if you need help purchasing!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Frequent Updates Forthcoming

I decided I have a lot on my mind at all times so I'm going to make more of an effort to update this blog with issues I see at work and issues I read about. Today I'm going to write about DVI and KVM's. Alot of people are moving to digital solutions these days and the technology seems to be lagging behind a bit.

A lot of servers are coming with DVI video cards and people are looking for solutions to switch between this or to put it over an IP network. I can tell you I work for a company selling KVM switches and we don't even get into any DVI KVM switches that are over 4 ports.

That being said, if you are planning from the ground up for a KVM or data center solution definitely keep this in mind, and if staying VGA is an option it may save you some headache in terms of finding hardware and keeping within your budget.