Packet Pushers Podcast: Why OOB Infrastructure Is Critical For IT Ops & Automation With ZPE Systems

Packet Pushers recently sat down with Blake Johnson (Living Spaces) and Rene Neumann (ZPE Systems) to look at how ZPE Systems is rethinking Out of Band so you can leverage this network for more than rebooting servers and configuring switches.


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Jennifer Autry gives a 10-minute walkthrough of Vapor IO’s story, and how EVP of Ops Frank Basso used automation to shrink deployment times, save 5RU of rackspace, and achieve true lights-out management.

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Packet Pushers Podcast: Out-Of-Band Management And Infrastructure Automation With ZPE Systems

Packet Pushers recently sat down with Frank Basso (Vapor IO) and Rene Neumann (ZPE Systems) to discuss out-of-band networks for automation with dedicated infrastructure to automate Day 0 through Day 2 operations.

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Closing The Top Five Cybersecurity Gaps

IBM reports the average cost of a breach is still increasing. Find out why as Koroush Saraf explains the top five cybersecurity gaps, and get Big Tech’s 40-page reference architecture that helps you close these gaps for good.

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ZPE Systems at Tech Field Day 26

Koroush Saraf shows how to improve digital service reliability despite staff shortages & automation anxiety. Watch our full Tech Field Day presentation including two technical demos of our proven network automation blueprint.

Take the Work out of Network

ZPE Systems solves the increasing demands for availability, security, and scalability at data centers and branch locations with Gen 3 Out-of-Band Serial Consoles, Infrastructure Automation, and our Services Delivery Platform.

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Management at Scale


Secure your deployments with cloud-based provisioning, and scale simply by plugging into auto-sensing devices. Standardized remote management means you never need to visit the datacenter.

Critical Remote Infrastructure Management for Branch, Campus & Colocation Sites

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Secure, Resilient uCPE Gateway for Distributed Branch & Edge Networks


Get sensible TCO from the start on a truly open uCPE platform. End-to-end zero touch provisioning lets you deploy safely via the cloud, with reliable out-of-band to keep all your physical & virtual assets running.

Remote Network Management

Provide support from anywhere with remote out-of-band management. Control monitoring & reporting, network functions, & device power.

Streamline Deployments

Deploy and scale automatically using zero touch provisioning, & modernize your legacy environment with granular SD-Branch capabilities.

Minimize Impact of Disruptions

Actionable data helps you fortify your datacenter operations, while redundant failover connectivity keeps you online through any outage.

Simplify Branch Infrastructure

Save on CAPEX & OPEX with application hosting & network function virtualization. Our vendor-neutral management tool gives you full branch control.

Increase Productivity with Automation

Cut busywork using automation & scripting tools. Tighten up integrations with Docker & Kubernetes containers, & make life easy for NetOps & DevOps.

Improve Network Security

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) delivers secure access at every edge. Stay protected with control of SD-WAN, firewalls, user management, & more.

You Deserve Pain-Free Networking

Whether you’re in retail, finance, oil & gas, or any other industry, your network should be a value creator. That’s why network engineers from the world’s top brands choose ZPE Systems.

Nodegrid’s all-in-one devices & intuitive software give you total remote control. For out-of-band management, SASE, & SD-Branch, it’s the most compact & powerful solution on the market.

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