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Minicom Advanced Systems, a leading developer of remote access and KVM solutions for data centers, announced the successful implementation of their Remote Access Management (RAM) solution at Tift Regional Medical Center of Tifton, Georgia. A full service hospital campus serving twelve counties in South Central Georgia, Tift Regional is in the final stages of a multi-year consolidation of two data centers into a single, purpose-built facility. After a competitive evaluation and test installation, Tift Regional chose to replace all of its existing KVM switches and server monitoring systems with the Minicom RAM solution.
Said Wade Brewer, Tift Regional's Director of Technology-Infrastructure Services, "Our systems software staff are very pleased with Minicom and everything it can do-the system's features, ease of use, the way everything is consolidated. The management tools are very user-friendly. I am impressed."
The Minicom RAM solution includes Minicom KVM IP switches and Mincom's AccessIT™ remote management software, and is capable of providing remote access and control of servers and devices via in-band software (i.e. RDP, VNC) and out-of-band tools including KVM server access, console servers, PDUs and service processors (such as ILO, DRAC, and IPMI).
Savings and operational efficiency were key factors in the selection, according to Brewer. "The cabling structure is simple, and the software is very user-friendly. I like the platform's scalability. And the management tools-I was very impressed that it can tie in and monitor everything, from the rack level to what's happening with all the applications." In addition, "The pricing was right on our budget target-the competition was 30 percent higher, easily."
Tift also considered the cost of space, and energy for powering and cooling the racks of equipment. "The system is all bundled in one solution," Brewer said. "We don't need as many modules as we would with other solutions. It requires a lot less space and consumes less power."
After an extensive test period, Brewer stated, "The system has proven itself. The software has been so much easier and more robust. The IP KVM switches are reliable, and overall, it's been very effective in meeting our needs."
The Tift Regional installation proves Mincom's viability in the health care industry, said Rami Sasson, Minicom's VP Business Development & Strategy. "The health care industry is increasingly dependent on data, and their data centers are under pressure. We are pleased that we have been able to provide a remote IT access management solution that promotes operational efficiency and meets Tift Regional's stringent security requirements, while remaining cost effective."
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To learn more about the Minicom Remote Access Management (RAM) solution and AccessIT, visit www.minicom.com.
Minicom Advanced Systems provides KVM remote access, extension and management solutions designed to expedite and simplify IT services. Tailored for IT managers who need secure, centralized, and seamless access to their mixed IT environments, these solutions enable local, remote, in-band and out-of-band access and management. Minicom's unique approach maximizes past investments in IT infrastructure, installation, and training while adding innovative technology, resulting in reduced costs and increased productivity.
Founded in 1988, Minicom is a member of Intel Capital's portfolio of companies and was named in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA. With headquarters in Israel and regional offices in North America, Europe and China, Minicom operates in over 70 countries.