Global Serv's SLACi Offers New Avocent AMX Configuration for Automated Data Centers

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SLACi, new software from GlobalServ, turns KVM switches, including Avocent's AMX switches, into automated switching devices that aid server recovery and help businesses find hidden efficiencies in operational costs.

GlobalServ Inc.'s SLACi, software that harnesses KVM Push™ technology, uses hardware switches and other switch-less remote management technologies to automate data center tasks. Data center operations get a boost in server recovery and productivity with SLACi software by converting manual KVM switches (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) into Event Driven Automated Switching devices. SLACi provides more than a dozen enhancements over today's manual retrieval switching techniques.

SLACi's design lets technicians use KVM switches to access multiple computers at the same time. Switching controls embedded in the hardware, such as On-Screen-Display (OSD) systems, allow users to retrieve control of computers one-at-a-time. In today's environment this isn't sufficient. Development and computer lab technicians tend to work with multiple devices at the same time. Data center administrators may need to test connectivity between multiple servers in several locations to take corrective action. Grouping controls within SLACi let users switch multiple ports at once with a single request and with less effort than using the OSD.

KVM Push technology reduces server downtime to close an expensive gap in business continuity management. SLACi immediately pushes server control to technicians upon system failure, empowering network and data center technicians to perform their jobs more effectively. And, push automation can be extended to match specific types of failures to the appropriate technician or can reroute control based on the time of day and availability of personnel.

Jeremy Murtishaw, Chief Technology Officer at Applied Web Engineering said, "we need SLACi to reduce the day-to-day demands on network administrators." Automated KVM switching offers a vast improvement over today's basic retrieval methods using manual KVM switching. SLACi allows network administrators to increase security, improve auditing and customize who, when, where and how users get remote control.

The initial release of SLACi supports Avocent, Cybex (XP4000) and several Rose Electronics model KVM switches. This recent release extends such support to include Avocent's AMX switches using SNMP. The software advances data center automation for network operations centers and extends KVM in media driven applications like video walls, conference rooms and digital content delivery applications.

About Global Serv Inc.
Global Serv Inc. is the KVM industry's leading innovator in automated connectivity solutions for enterprise data centers, computer testing and development labs, secured network operation centers and A/V industries worldwide. SLACi products include stand-alone and client-server solutions that compliment and operate side-by-side with embedded switch controls.

For more information about our technology for KVM switches, or to schedule an interview with Anthony de Kerf (CEO), please contact Sebastian Ainslie at (415) 424-4741. Additional information is available at:

Sebastian Ainslie, Marketing Contact
Global Serv Inc.
(415) 424 4741


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