Raritan a “Leading Partner” in
Developing AMD’s new OPMA Specification
|Raritan scored a major industry coup in
the OEM community on Feb. 28, when chip giant AMD
announced that its new embedded KVM-over-IP
specification, OPMA (Open Platform Management
Architecture) had been developed with the close
collaboration of Raritan’s OEM business unit, Peppercon AG.
The new spec defines the interfaces between servers and
their embedded KVM-over-IP modules — components that
allow KVM signaling to be switched over the regular data
switches and routers of the LAN.
The spec represents an important endorsement for the
KVM-over-IP technology of Raritan Peppercon, and will
offer server OEMs, remote management subsystems and
motherboard manufacturers a development guideline that
ensures interoperability and reduces market risk, cost,
and time to market. In turn, these benefits
translate into more cost-effective and powerful
solutions for enterprise IT organizations.
gives Raritan Peppercon a leg up on developing an
OPMA-compliant embedded module. In fact, they are
already jumping on that leg: Raritan’s KIM II-OPMA - a
tiny daughter card that uses the OPMA-industry-standard
connector, offers high-performance and high-quality
|KVM-over-IP management, virtual media and full IPMI
2.0 support, is available now, and was featured in the
Raritan booth at
Raritan Peppercon’s KIM II-OPMA daughter
|March’s CeBit show in Hannover, Germany.
“Peppercon’s OPMA M3-compliant KIM II-OPMA card
includes open APIs to help leading server OEMs,
motherboard manufacturers and KVM vendors enable their
enterprise management software solutions to easily
communicate with OPMA-based solutions,” said Michael
Patellis, director of OEM Sales for Raritan Peppercon.