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Can KVM-over-IP Finally Compete with Direct Connect?

Today, IT leaders considering KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) solutions for their applications have to decide between two types of systems: direct connect (proprietary) KVM or KVM-over-IP. For years, direct connect KVM was the only viable option because it offered performance, reliability and features that IP-based solutions could not. But as KVM-over-IP solutions have continued to evolve and add features, is this still the case?

In this white paper, you will learn about the current state of KVM and the benefits of both direct connect KVM and KVM-over-IP. Additionally, you will discover the common terminology used in KVM, trends, challenges, application examples and more.