Opengear, a provider of solutions that deliver secure, resilient network access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, announced the general availability of the Opengear NetOps AutomationTM platform. Today’s release provides enterprises with a complete and centralised management solution for achieving vendor-neutral automation of NetOps workflows. The NetOps Automation platform is built on a network of distributed Opengear management devices that enable presence and proximity at each of an organisation’s network locations. Enterprises can automate critical workflows via the Lighthouse centralised management system, running containerised NetOps modules that provide specialised functionality for making business processes even easier to abstract, implement, and automate. A Secure Provisioning module and a LogZillaTM module for event management are now available, with additional modules under development. Automating configuration management The Secure Provisioning NetOps Module utilises Opengear’s new OM2200 Operations Manager “The NetOps Automation platform is driven by the desire of our enterprise customers to automate repetitive and error-prone activities both in the data centre and at remote locations,” said Gary Marks, CEO, Opengear. “It’s a natural progression from our existing presence in the network infrastructure, where they rely on us to provide always-on access with smart out-of-band management. This innovative new solution provides that same level of resilience and convenience beyond out-of-band, as these organisations embrace the NetOps philosophy to streamline their processes and reduce human intervention.” The Secure Provisioning NetOps Module utilises Opengear’s new OM2200 Operations Manager to completely automate the initial provisioning, configuration management, re-provisioning, and disaster recovery of remote infrastructure. The OM2200 is built into the initial rack shipped to a branch office or other remote site and, once powered on, will call home using its embedded cellular module (which is secured and protected from tampering by TPM safeguards). Centralised network management We’re excited to have LogZilla as our first NetOps Automation platform ecosystem partner"Lighthouse 5 then automatically pushes image, configuration, and script files to the OM2200, which in turn provisions other hardware devices at the location. This completes the secure, zero-touch provisioning of local network infrastructure from a single appliance – and with no IT intervention required. “The automated provisioning and centralised network management capabilities offered by the NetOps Automation platform serve an increasingly critical need, as enterprises scale and expand their infrastructure to meet ever-increasing demands on network capacity,” said Marcio Saito, CTO, Opengear. “We’re excited to have LogZilla as our first NetOps Automation platform ecosystem partner, with its powerful event data management and analytics module proving the platform’s incredible potential. We look forward to future opportunities to add modules alongside further partners as well.” Real-time network intelligence and analytics The LogZilla NetOps Module – a second module releasing today for use with Opengear’s NetOps Automation platform – was produced through a new partnership between Opengear and LogZilla. The module offers integration with LogZilla’s flagship event management solution to deliver real-time network intelligence and analytics, always-on monitoring, and forensics (even during network outages). Coupled with Opengear’s local appliances, this module improves enterprises’ network resiliency and reduces the mean-time-to-repair and total cost of ownership across network equipment. The LogZilla event preduplicationTM and forwarding engine can run locally at remote sitesLogZilla’s solution allows organisations to consolidate multiple servers traditionally required to maintain effective management system logs, and instead run them solely through Opengear’s NetOps Automation platform. Additionally, the LogZilla event preduplicationTM and forwarding engine can run locally at remote sites when deployed onto OM2000 appliances. Reducing cost of ownership “This partnership between Opengear and LogZilla delivers a Network Operations module perfectly aligned to the current needs of enterprise customers and industries we serve,” said Clayton Dukes, CEO, LogZilla. “We remain committed to reducing the total cost of ownership of network equipment by fostering a natural synergy with what Opengear’s accomplished through its NetOps Automation system. We’re excited by the possibilities of this offering, and see this as the first of many collaborations with Opengear.” The Opengear NetOps Automation platform includes the OM2200 appliance, along with a subscription-based license for Lighthouse 5 and individual NetOps modules, and is available through Opengear’s reseller partners
Opengear, global provider of solutions that deliver secure, resilient network access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, has announced significant momentum across EMEA including new senior leadership and supporting staff. The continued acceleration in revenue growth, approaching 40% year-on-year, is being driven by increased demand and an enlarged channel community. “Our increased investment in EMEA is a response to the fantastic growth we’ve seen in the region over the last few years,” says Gary Marks, CEO of Opengear. “To support this acceleration of the market, we are strengthening our team on the ground along with exciting new partner agreements in Central and Eastern Europe.” Opengear has experienced impressive growth in the region and is quickly becoming the de facto technology innovator" Opengear Opengear has appointed Alan Stewart-Brown as its new VP of Sales for EMEA with responsibility for overseeing all sales, channel development, and marketing activities across the region. Stewart-Brown is a highly regarded and experienced executive with career spanning 25 years across the technology sector, including Wireless LAN, Enterprise Software, BI Analytics and e-Commerce. Before joining Opengear, Stewart-Brown spent 8 years at Xirrus where as VP of Sales EMEA he was responsible for the region’s year-on-year double-digit growth. In addition, Opengear has strengthened its EMEA footprint with the creation of a UK-based inside sales team, and an additional direct sales manager in Western Europe along with the onboarding of several new resellers including, S-Connect and IP Xchange in the Netherlands, Delo in Italy and Teneo in the UK. Commenting on his appointment, Stewart-Brown added, “Opengear has experienced impressive growth in the region and is quickly becoming the de facto technology innovator and leader within the critical infrastructure management space. With a future embracing emerging areas like SD-WAN and NetOps, the strategy is to grow our addressable market and enlarge an already sizeable channel community into new territories and vertical markets to maximise Opengear’s full potential.” Partner Portal Opengear has launched a new Partner Portal to provide a smooth interface with its expanding channel partners To further support its growth agenda, Opengear has launched a new Partner Portal to provide a smooth interface with its expanding channel partners. The portal is available to Preferred Partners and includes automated deal registration, a library of product information and easy access to channel-specific promotions. “Our commitment to EMEA is recognition that the challenges that organisations face when managing the complexities of critical IT infrastructure are truly global,” says Marks. “Through technical excellence and innovation, Opengear will continue on its path to help organisations overcome these challenges and deliver more reliable and easier to manage networks.”
Opengear successfully achieved Cisco compatibility certification with Cisco 2900 Series Routers Opengear, a provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, recently announced that its Resilience Gateway has successfully achieved Cisco compatibility certification with Integrated Services Routers - Cisco 2900 Series Routers. The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a Preferred Solution Partner in the Cisco® Solution Partner Program, Opengear is able to quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance, and management of the network to capture value in the IoE. Maximise IT resilience Designed to ensure uptime at branch offices and remote network sites, Opengear’s Resilience Gateway delivers features designed to maximise IT resilience. The award-winning solution offers true out-of-band management via Smart OOB™, enabling administrators to maintain network access, monitoring, and control even during infrastructure failures and outages. The Resilience Gateway offers intelligent and proactive automatic responses for identifying and remediating issues before they cost businesses money. The Resilience Gateway also safeguards WAN resilience through Opengear’s embedded Failover to Cellular™ capability. Utilising Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connections to provide immediate and transparent failover and failback operations with zero need for manual intervention, this key feature maintains business continuity by ensuring uninterrupted availability even when primary connections go down. Cellular connections are available (and certified) through several major carriers. Enterprise-grade security, environmental monitoring, and Zero Touch Provisioning automation round out the Resilience Gateway’s capabilities for maintaining network resilience and uptime for businesses. Cisco Solution Partner Programme “Always-on connectivity – which the Resilience Gateway is designed to provide – is essential to the operations of so many businesses and products today, especially as the Internet of Everything grows,” said Gary Marks, President, Opengear. “We continue to be proud of our longstanding relationship with Cisco and the Cisco Solution Partner Program, and are pleased to see the Resilience Gateway be our latest product to achieve Cisco compatibility certification.” The Cisco Solution Partner Program, part of the Cisco Partner Ecosystem, unites Cisco with third-party independent hardware and software vendors to deliver integrated solutions to joint customers. As a Preferred Solution Partner, Opengear has achieved Cisco compatibility certification on at least one solution and can provide its customers with 24-hour, 7-days-a-week customer support.