Miniatur Wunderland is one of Germany's most popular attractions, a panorama of miniature European and American destinations, complete with working trains, cars, trucks, fire engines, ships and alpine lifts. The entire exhibit and all its moving parts are controlled by Windows® and Linux® computers and servers, and now, Raritan Paragon II KVM Switches.
Greater Media is the parent company of 23 AM and FM radio stations that broadcast over Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Philadelphia and New Jersey airways. The company was looking for new ways to allow radio talent to record from different locations, seeking better ways to support high-availability service objectives and had concerns that internal equipment noise was disrupting broadcast audio quality. After experiencing dissatisfaction with products from other vendors, Greater Media reached out to Raritan and utilized their KVM solutions to increase efficiency, uptime and improve the quality of their operations.
EPAM Systems, one of the largest developers of custom project software and one of the leading players in the field of IT consulting in central and eastern Europe, needed to ensure prompt, secure and reliable access to servers in its data center with the ability to remotely install software from connected drives and media. See how they accomplished this – and more – with the help of Raritan’s KVM-over-IP solution.
Experian’s £30-million development project, headlined by a new state-of-the-art data center, featured Raritan’s Dominion KX KVM-over-IP and Dominion SX Serial Console switches to manage its Wintel and UNIX infrastructure. Raritan’s CommandCenter Secure Gateway allowed Experian to centrally control hundreds of devices, with a single sign-on and customized views.
UF Health Shands needed a way in which to track data center assets, specifically identifying the exact location of every server, UPS, and device, across multiple data centers — three of which were new. Additionally, the IT team wanted to improve the energy efficiency within the data centers. Working together with Raritan, Shands has moved from an inflexible tracking method of Excel spreadsheets and Visio floor plans to Raritan’s dcTrack DCIM solution, and now enjoys a 50% increase in asset tracking efficiency.
With more than 3,200 employees, Investment Firm Morgan Keegan serves the diverse financial needs of individual investors, corporate and institutional clients. The company needed a more responsive way to manage its more than 400 branch offices in the U.S. The IT department wanted a solution that would provide reliable and secure access to branch office servers anytime.
The Dutch National Lottery won a 25% increase in server rack space after deploying Dominion KX KVM-over-IP switch and CommandCenter Secure Gateway. By giving all their admins Web-based access, they also eliminated waits for consoles and unwanted overtime.
Duane Morris squeezed every possible benefit out of its new data center by installing Dominion KX KVM-over-IP, Paragon II Cat5 KVM, and CommandCenter Secure Gateway. Results: secure, lights-out operation, anytime, anywhere access with a single-sign on, and an analog KVM backup that allowed IT staff to work on servers even during scheduled network outages.
British Airways is using dcTrack across its data center infrastructure to manage server, power and network connectivity changes, provide a work order capability to formally control upgrades and manage capacity planning across their 6 locations. The integration of active power monitoring is on-going.
As part of a data center refurbishment, the J.R. Simplot data center management team wanted to improve energy efficiency to meet corporate green initiatives. They also wanted to increase IT rack density, be better able to troubleshoot equipment and put in systems to manage potential risks. To improve energy efficiency and provide more power to IT racks they converted from 120 to 240 volt AC single-phase power. They also installed energy management software and intelligent rack PDUs with outlet-level power monitoring to add remote energy management, power monitoring of individual devices, environmental monitoring and sophisticated and accurate power usage reports and analytics.