No one likes downtime. Downtime costs money, annoys customers, throws off accounting, and wastes productivity. The iBoot line of devices from dataprobe can help you alleviate some of the burden of downtime. These little gadgets can get your devices back up as soon as they go down, sometimes before you even know there is a problem.
Sometimes, a machine may become unresponsive and require a reboot. While this is indicative of underlying issues that should be addressed to prevent future crashes, a technician or employee will eventually be required to manually boot the system. If the system is down after-hours and requires a reboot, you miss out on backups, reports, remote access, and other business-critical functionality until someone on site can access the machine.
What if you had some way to push the power button remotely, without the need for someone to be at the location? This is what the iBoot specializes in. The iBoot Web Power Switch from Dataprobe is a device that will sit on your local area network and enables you to reboot devices remotely so you can restore it from anywhere. This little device is perfect for rebooting servers, digital signage, workstations, and any other devices you can think of. As a remote service provider for many of our clients, we have found it to be a useful tool for reducing your costs while also reducing the time it takes to bring your systems back online. It can be set up to allow us to boot your machine, eliminating the need to send a technician or a call for you to “flip the switch, please.”
What if your network goes down? The iBoot can automatically detect network failure and reboot your modem or router to recover. iBoot devices can be accessed using a web-address, Telnet, phone, modem, serial, COM port, or RS-232 so you will always have access. There is also the ability to schedule restarts so you can start off fresh every morning.
The small and inexpensive devices will pay for themselves by saving you downtime, a midnight trip to the office, or unnecessary service calls and come in a variety of types and sizes. Contact Aperion if you are interested in one of these lifesavers or need some help picking one out and setting it up.