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Raritan Introduces Low-Cost, Palm-sized Device for Server Management

Posted on April 12, 2011

—Secure Remote Access Solution Delivers Flexibility in Managing Servers and Streamlines Cabling in Server Racks –

SOMERSET, N.J. (April 12, 2011) – Raritan today introduced a new and more cost-effective version of the Dominion® KX II-101—a one-port, KVM-over-IP remote management device that delivers secure, unblocked access to servers from anywhere in the world.  Small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, the KX II-101 V2’s size and new features provide versatility in managing data centers, test labs and branch offices. 

The Dominion KX II-101 V2 solution delivers the same access-and-control technologies that are in Raritan’s multi-port Dominion KX II switches, including secure BIOS-level access to servers, Absolute Mouse Synchronization™, and Virtual Media for transferring files and installing patches and upgrades over IP.  Because the KX II-101 V2 device is small enough to be attached to the side of a server rack or, even, hung from a server, it saves valuable rack space and reduces cable clutter.  It also integrates with Raritan’s CommandCenter® Secure Gateway, enabling enterprise users to consolidate all Dominion devices into a single logical system with a single management interface. 

Designed as a “zero-U,” one port/one device solution, KXII-101 V2 provides non-blocking BIOS-level access and control of a single server via a dedicated IP address.  As a result, access to a connected server is always possible without needing to wait for an open channel.  For shared troubleshooting or collaboration, the KXII-101 V2 enables up to eight remote users to simultaneously view the same server.  Remote power management is provided when used with Raritan’s Dominion PX intelligent rack power distribution unit (iPDU). 

“Our new Dominion KX II-101 V2 delivers inexpensive KVM-over-IP access, the latest productivity features and a remote management experience that is indistinguishable from an at-the-rack session,” said Richard Dominach, Senior Product Manager at Raritan.  “The fact that it delivers tremendous capabilities at a low price and is portable opens a number of possibilities.  It can support environments where servers or other target devices are frequently moved around into different configurations, such as in test labs and demo rooms.  It also can help in situations where customers would like to access their hosted servers.”

The Dominion KX II-101 V2 is also an ideal remote management platform for branch offices and other remote locations that have small numbers of servers, and where the price of multi-port remote KVM switches is not justified.

As one of the lowest cost single-port solutions in the market, the KX II-101 V2 provides cost-effective, always-available access by any user to any server in order to reduce downtime, MTTR and labor costs, said Dominach.

Available worldwide, the Dominion KX II-101 V2 has a US list price of $479, and is available for $459 (US list price) in packages of 12 units.  Read more on the KX II-101 V2 at www.raritan.com/single-port-KVM.

About Raritan (Raritan.com)
Raritan is a proven innovator of power management, infrastructure management, KVM and serial solutions for data centers of all sizes.  In more than 50,000 locations worldwide, Raritan’s award-winning hardware and software solutions—including intelligent PDUs, energy management software, KVM-over-IP and Serial-over-IP access products—provide IT and facility directors, managers and administrators with the control they need to increase power management efficiency, improve data center productivity and enhance branch office operations.  Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving customers in 76 countries.  Visit us at Raritan.com or follow us on the Raritan blog. 

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