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Riding Out the Pandemic: The Importance of SmartSensors for Remote Management

Posted on March 8, 2021 by Neche Veyssal

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the data center industry’s reliance on remote management.  In this blog, we discuss the role of Raritan SmartSensors while looking back a year.


KVM Switches & BIOS-Level Access – Part II

Posted on February 24, 2021 by Neche Veyssal

A previous blog discussed the fundamentals of the powerful “BIOS-Level Access” that KVM-over-IP Switches like the Raritan Dominion KX Switches provide. This blog covers more advanced features including: (1) virtual media usage in the BIOS, (2) special KVM features that we have implemented over the years, and (3) BIOS changes that are sometimes necessary to support BIOS usage by KVM switches.


The New SRC: Simple, Real-World Control

Posted on December 16, 2020 by Jessica Ciesla

The financial reality of working in or near data center and critical environments is that you don’t always have the resources you need to manage the facility in an ideal way.  The expectations of company leadership who are trying to meet current demands don’t always mesh with the reality of the investments in infrastructure made several years or even a decade ago.  To help bridge that gap, Raritan is introducing the new SRC Smart Rack Controller, a cost-effective way to bring actionable data to your existing infrastructure.


KVM Switches & BIOS-Level Access - Why is it so Important?

Posted on December 1, 2020 by Jessica Ciesla

It is often said that KVM switches provide “BIOS-Level  Access” and this is a big advantage of KVM Switches over other forms of remote management.  But what does this actually mean and why is it so important?  How do KVM Switches provide this and why is it important?  This blog introduces these topics.  A future blog will cover more advanced features and topics.


COVID, KVM, and WFH

Posted on October 26, 2020 by Jessica Ciesla

In a report released last month by 451 Research, the overall prognosis for IT spending during the pandemic is not a good one. The report notes that their leading indicator plunged “. . . to the worst level over the last decade.” Given the impact of the pandemic on the global economy, and on small businesses in particular, it is no surprise that these overall gauges of spending in our industry are showing negative numbers. One of the few bright spots in the report, however, is the fact that the pandemic “. . . compels organizations to adopt work-from-home business practices,” a category that has seen a 41% growth amidst a sea of negative numbers. 


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