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Redfish: a more secure alternative to IPMI

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IPMI Promoters have announced that there will be no further revisions to the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specification. The good news? The DMTF Redfish® standard offers a more secure alternative for computer interface specifications that help provision and monitor servers.

IPMI developers broke new ground in the industry 20 years ago with the announcement of their Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specification. IPMI introduced a new way to standardize on provisioning and managing of servers, and in the ensuing years, IPMI was leveraged across the industry among enterprise and midsize customers.

We all know that nothing in the world of technology stands still. The computing industry has significantly evolved with newer technologies enabling enterprises to reimagine how their businesses can benefit from IT. Recently, Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) promoters announced that there will be no further revisions to the IPMI specification. This means that companies that have based the way they manage servers with IPMI should now look for an alternative. Luckily, such an alternative exists in the form of an industry standard designed to deliver simple and secure management for converged, hybrid IT, and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).

The Redfish® API ecosystem delivers secure management of today’s scalable data center hardware—delivering all that IPMI does and more. It’s an open, industry-standard specification and schema that enables companies to integrate solutions within their existing tools. HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers leverage Redfish®, enabling IT managers to oversee the complete server lifecycle, and perform secure, remote server provisioning, configuration, inventory and monitoring.

With no further revisions planned for IPMI, companies should look to a more secure solution that provides IPMI capabilities without the security risk.

Learn more about how DMTF Redfish or HPE Integrated Lights-out can help address server management in your secure environment. 

Ruben-Ramirez_1024px_B290035.jpgMeet Server Experts blogger Ruben Ramirez.  Ruben is the Product Marketing Manager responsible for server software and security. He is responsible for productizing and bringing new HPE server management and security technologies to market across all HPE servers.




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