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A BMC management platform inspired by the Open Compute Project




Las Vegas, NV, July 11th, 2016 — ZPE Systems unveiled NodeGrid Service Processor TM at Cisco Live! 2016 – An IPMI, BMC and IoT management solution geared towards servers, storage, power, sensors, IoT and Open Compute Project (OCP) compliant devices. NodeGrid Service Processor has been perfected to provide secure, hyperscale remote access and control to management ports of IPMI, BMC, IoT and other network capable IT devices, regardless of vendor.

“IPMI management ports are constantly attacked for their weak credentials and security vulnerabilities. In addition, Java viewers require a compatibility downgrade to match platform versions, leaving them exposed to previously patched vulnerabilities. NodeGrid Service Processor alleviates those issues by creating network separation, securing the IPMI management ports from exploitation. NodeGrid also uses an HTML5 viewer, addressing the security issues Java based KVM viewers have.” said Arnaldo Zimmermann, CEO of ZPE Systems.

ZPE Systems NodeGrid Service Processor comes equipped with 48x 1GbE ports, 4x 10Gb SFP+ ports, a fast quad-core Intel CPU, Broadcom’s Helix 4 switching architecture, and built-in 32GB flash storage. NodeGrid Service Processor is integrated with the latest 64-bit Linux OS – This combination enables lightning-fast response times and provides secure and reliable in-band and out-of-band vendor-neutral device management.

NodeGrid Service Processor serves as the gatekeeper between the management network and the management ports of IPMI, BMC, PDU’s, virtual serial, SDN, VM’s and IoT devices. NodeGrid Service Processor provides secure access, safeguards management port credentials and is ready to manage OpenBMC devices.

NodeGrid Service Processor comes equipped with ZPE Systems’ premium NodeGrid OS features, including:

  • HTML5 viewer (No Java) for IPMI SoL and KVM, WEB, Console. Virtual Media support
  • Secure network separation – Provides firewall, DHCP client/server, IPv4/v6, System Configuration Checksum
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) for rapid deployment
  • x86 64-bit Linux, Helix 4 switching silicon, Docker app and shell scripting
  • Orchestration integration for Puppet and Chef
  • Natural language asset search
  • Vendor-neutral power management
  • 48x 1Gb Ethernet on RJ45 and 4x 10Gb SFP+ ports

Additional Resources

Also new NodeGrid USB™ – A truly unified solution designed for mobility development and testing environments. NodeGrid USB simplifies mobility lab deployments, saving rack space, power, configuration and management time with an all-in-one, high-density 96 USB type C port 2U appliance.

About ZPE Systems, Inc.

ZPE Systems is the data center industry’s first provider of Software Defined Infrastructure to manage physical and virtual IT devices. The company’s NodeGrid platform simplifies access and control of compute, network, storage and power infrastructures. NodeGrid Manager provides vendor-neutral OOB management of IT devices. NodeGrid Serial Console enables OOB access & control of serial devices. NodeGrid [CI] protects converged infrastructure. NodeGrid Flex and NodeGrid Bold control devices at the edge of the network. NodeGrid USB provides a high-density USB type C mobility development cycle environment. NodeGrid Service Processor secures IPMI management ports and IoT devices.

ZPE provides smart, consolidated IT management solutions that reduce downtime and CAPEX/OPEX. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California with resellers in Japan, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Brazil and India. ZPE Systems, the ZPE logo and NodeGrid are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZPE Systems. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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