-- Raritan Computer announced today it has opened a new office in Guangzhou (Canton), China --SOMERSET, N.J., AND GUANGZHOU, CHINA — March 28, 2005
— Raritan Computer Inc. — a leading provider of solutions for managing IT infrastructure equipment and the mission-critical applications and services that run on it — today announced that it has opened a new office in Guangzhou (Canton), China — its third office in China and the company's 33rd global office.
Raritan opened the Guangzhou office to better serve end-user customers and channel partners in the fast-growing South China market. Raritan offices in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing provide marketing, channel management and technical services support. In addition, Raritan has added more than 15 reseller partners in China in the past 12 months.
"We are seeing a sharp increase in the KVM market in China," said Sidney Huang, Vice President of Raritan Computer Asia-Pacific. "More and more data centers with multi-platform servers are being built in China, and many customers are finding that Raritan's KVM solutions are the best available to help manage servers and other equipment in these data centers."
Raritan's KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) switches and serial console server solutions help companies of all sizes reduce operational costs and maximize service availability by enabling them to remotely manage and troubleshoot a wide range of IT equipment using an intuitive, Web-based interface.
Among Raritan's customers in China are China Telecom, Unicom, China Merchant Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Digital China, and Samsung.
Raritan has offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. When combined with Raritan's extensive distribution channel — consisting of more than 330 authorized resellers, wholesale distributors, direct/catalog retailers and OEMs — Raritan's products are sold in 76 countries.
About KVM Switches
KVM switches — initially used to manage multiple desktop PCs with one keyboard, mouse and monitor (similar to A/B printer switches) — today are enabling IT workers, from anywhere, to monitor thousands of data center servers and to pinpoint and handle problems, even reboot servers, as if they were actually at the server rack. Raritan Computer introduced the industry's first enterprise-class, Cat5-based KVM switch for the enterprise more than three years ago, enabling IT administrators to control racks of servers and other equipment up to distances of 1,000 feet. Raritan added anytime, anywhere access with the addition of Raritan's IP connectivity to KVM switches.