Remote access apps have been out for the iPhone for a while now, but this is really my first experience using them. My job requires that I have access to the various servers that I manage 24/7. In the past when I went on vacation, I’ve taken my trusty MacBook Pro so that I could always get to my servers through either remote access or via the terminal.
A year ago, during a short jaunt to Maui, I had a problem show up on one of my servers. I was notified via my iPhone that one of the servers was having difficulty, so I fired up my terminal app on my iPhone and was able to gain access. While the terminal app was really helpful and saved the day, it got me thinking that perhaps I should start looking into a remote access/VNC type app for the iPhone.