SOURCE: Opengear

January 28, 2010 07:10 ET

Linode Leverages Opengear Console Servers to Deliver Highest Performing Cloud/VPS Hosting Services

SANDY, UT--(Marketwire - January 28, 2010) - Opengear ( today announced that Linode (, an industry-leading virtual private server (VPS) provider, has been using Opengear's CM4148 advanced console servers. In the highly competitive VPS industry, the ability to rapidly respond to server issues is a critical factor in Linode's ability to provide outstanding customer support and continuity of service.

"Opengear console servers are one of the most critical parts of our infrastructure. Having Opengear CM4148s attached to all of our equipment gives us the independence to quickly diagnose and deal with issues ourselves, rather than waiting for on-site staff," said Thomas Asaro, Vice President of Linode. "Opengear helps us with configuration management, out-of-band system administration, and system health monitoring. Opengear CM4148 console servers have enabled us to build a centralized, real-time console message logging system, allowing us to monitor for critical patterns and search console messages."

As a key component in Linode's network architecture, Opengear's console servers allow them to consistently deliver the high level of performance and availability required to support today's Internet infrastructure needs.

"Linode is an industry leader in the virtualization space, and Opengear console servers play a critical role in advanced remote access to mission critical applications for maximum uptime and performance," said Todd Rychecky, VP of Sales at Opengear. "The CM4148 is the perfect solution for hosting providers who want virtual hands to their cloud infrastructure and require industry leading flexibility and security at a great price."

About the Opengear CM4148

The Opengear CM4000 is the most efficient console server at the lowest cost available today. In one secure package, it is an out-of-band management solution for serial console ports, servers, virtual servers, service processors, UPS & PDU's, environmental monitoring and more. The CM4000 family of advanced console servers enables system administrators to securely access and control their data centers and networks from anywhere in the world.

About Opengear

Opengear ( designs and manufactures next-generation console server, power management and KVM over IP solutions for secure remote access and control of network devices such as routers, switches, servers, firewalls, uninterruptible power supplies, power distribution units and environmental monitoring devices in distributed networks. Opengear console servers are installed in more than 10,000 locations around the world. Opengear's open source platform gives network managers and system integrators the most flexible, extensible, console server solution on the market today for serial console ports, service processors, power solutions and environmental monitoring.

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