It has taken Opengear three months to debut its IM7200 infrastructure management system in Australia – it is now available – but that's not for a lack of trying.
Since its unveiling in June at the annual Cisco Live! event in the US, the appliance has faced a series of stock sell-outs on the back of “unprecedented demand” which kept Opengear busy with its US market so much so it was unable to spare stock for its homeland.
“This is the first shipment I have been able to get my hands on,” Opengear national sales manager, Brendan Baker, said.
“This is the first product we have aimed fairly and squarely at the enterprise market and it has been welcomed in the US as a value-packed, feature-rich offering.”
The IM7200 utilises integrated dual SFP fibre and gigabit Ethernet interfaces alongside 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity for out-of-band infrastructure management, promising hyper-efficient and secure access to critical networks, even when the primary connection to the network is interrupted.
Network administrators can use the IM7200 to access, monitor, manage and control critical equipment “regardless of their current or future datacentre environment and without the need to physically manipulate their infrastructure on-site,” according to a statement.
“We have been in the remote infrastructure management business for nearly a decade and truly believe the IM7200 represents a monumental evolution in what is available to help companies maintain business continuity, whether the network is running or not,” Baker said.