Almost every company of significant size today has complex IT infrastructures composed of a huge amount of specialized hardware and software. To store their business-critical applications and information, organizations run powerful data servers housed in properly outfitted rooms. Designed to work with big amounts of data, such servers are vital to the continuity of organizations’ daily operations. It takes companies constant monitoring, maintenance and support to keep their IT equipment performing at best capacity.
Because every company’s success invariably depends on the proper operation of its IT infrastructure, the ability to remotely access its hardware and software components becomes particularly important.
A serial port is a standard way to access data center equipment and applications. That means, to make configuration changes or upload new firmware, data center technicians need to connect to COM interfaces embedded on data servers. However, it does not seem productive and cost-efficient to visit remote equipment cabinets with a serial cable and laptop.
What would be convenient is if any member of the operations staff could have instant access to the company's most remote data servers no matter where they are located.
A dedicated port redirection technology able to virtualize any COM port and share it over the network is the simplest way to achieve this.
Eltima Port Virtualization Technology (EPVT) is a unique solution that allows forwarding COM-based devices over the internet so that they become accessible to multiple users at a time. The technology can be easily integrated into the operating system of any data server. Provided with port redirection support, the server will be able to transfer data across the network to an unlimited number of remote computers. That means the administrators of data center companies get the ability to access and monitor the required equipment over any distance without the need to be physically present near the hardware.
Eltima Port Redirection Technology lets administrators access equipment wirelessly over LAN or the internet, which eliminates the need to build a network of adapters and connectors throughout the enterprise. This allows companies to significantly reduce equipment costs. Integrated into the core of a data server, EPVT provides a host of benefits, including: