The basic principle underlying a high-performance KVM is to authorise multiple users to remotely control servers located centrally in a dedicated room (server room or data center). Access is secured using a keyboard, screen and mouse. All this takes place via the Ethernet network from different buildings within the company and even across distances of thousands of kilometres! This solution will help to increase your efficiency and reduce your costs. It is non-intrusive, that is to say no cards are inserted in the servers that host your critical applications and no software is installed on them.
Raritan's KVM over IP is now in its third version, KX III. It accommodates up to 8 IP users simultaneously (models 1-2-4-8 + 1 local) at a maximum of 64 servers (models 1-8-16-32-64). You access the machines connected to the KVM KX switch via an Internet browser installed on the user's PC. If you want an easy way to manage multiple KX III, integrate them using Raritan's CommandCenter Secure Gateway.
Two KX models are considered to be non-blocking: the KX3-808 and the KX2-101. The latter is a small KVM-over-IP that connects to a single server via a VGA port. These two versions are therefore considered to be non-blocking because the number of users is equal to the number of machines connected to the KVM. If you want to access more servers, simply add a KX.
This small KVM-over-IP from Lantronix is similar to Raritan's KX2-101. It is the most economical solution if you have to manage IT equipment in different, remote locations.
It also makes it possible to manage the power supply via an optional PDU (1 door).
Unlike the Raritan KX, the AdderLink Infinity does not require the user to possess a computer. In addition, the servers can be distributed across several different locations and the images can be sent to any screen without a mouse or keyboard. The system functions using transmitters (server side) and receivers (user side) to which it is possible to connect 1 or 2 screens using a keyboard and mouse. These units are discreet and make it possible to transport high-resolution video.
This KVM-over-IP system can function in "point-to-point" mode, that is to say that a receiver connects to a single transmitter over the network. What is more, thanks to the AIM (management platform), you can access any transmitter on the network and share the images at all the destinations you choose.
Users' environment, workspace and ergonomics are optimised without them having to change their working habits. They access their applications either via an Internet browser or via a compact receiver unit to which the screen or screens, keyboard and mouse are connected.