A console server provides you with centralized and secure remote access to all of your servers. It allows you to monitor the console of other machines and support geographically dispersed data centers from anywhere. This eliminates the need for IT professionals to have to be on-site at a data center if something goes wrong or updates need to be made. They can remotely solve issues and even power down servers from one centralized location, saving both time and money.
Uninterruptible power supplies, network routers and switches, telephony systems and environmental control systems are examples of non-computing devices that can be controlled through a console server.