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Why you’ll still want out-of-band for NFV

By | May 25th, 2017|Blog|

As with traditional network architectures, NFV or Network Function Virtualization, still faces some of the same challenges when it comes to reliance on the network itself for monitoring and managing the network infrastructure, rapid identification and resolution of network issues and ensuring secure access to and logging for network components. The Uplogix out‐of‐band platform brings [...]

Cisco: 75% of IoT initiatives not successful

By | May 24th, 2017|Blog|

In a study out from Cisco this week, one of the key vendors in IoT, says that only 26 percent of companies in their survey feel that they have been successful with their IoT initiatives. The danger zone for most IoT initiatives is the proof of concept (POC) stage, where 60 percent stall. The complexity of moving from [...]

Luxury yacht network security might matter to you

By | May 18th, 2017|Blog|

Granted not all of us spend our time relaxing on one of the increasing number of luxury yachts charting the high seas and exclusive tropical island destinations, but they are becoming more common and more connected. Luxury yacht network security is growing in importance as some of the world's titans of business take their work [...]

Security reading for May the Fourth

By | May 4th, 2017|Blog|

If you haven't come across it yet, the HP Enterprise blog ran an article back in February that is worth reading today, May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day. While not as important as an opening day, 5/4 is a great day to geek out a bit and enjoy an article that shows [...]

2017 the year of acquisitions for MSPs?

By | April 19th, 2017|Blog|

MSPs, or Managed Service Providers, are seeing a convergence of business conditions that are both expanding market opportunity and making it more difficult not to be—or be partnered with—a major industry player. The growing need across all industries to be digitally connected, the arrival of cloud computing and the required expertise in cybersecurity are slamming [...]

Protecting against insider threats

By | April 17th, 2017|Blog|

When it comes to securing your network against insider threats, security researchers recommend a "mini-max" policy -- minimize access where possible and then maximize monitoring of that access for unusual patterns. The goal is to not provide employees with an open door to the entire network by making access a privilege and not a right. [...]

Healthcare network management to grow

By | April 12th, 2017|Blog|

The market for healthcare network management software for IT is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6 percent. Organizations are looking to deliver value-based care in part through better IT networks that deliver needed services at lower costs. The IT industry as a whole is experiencing growth in virtualized infrastructure which requires expanded network [...]

AT&T conducts very public SDN test

By | April 6th, 2017|Blog|

SDN (software defined networking) has rapidly taken over IT networking news stories. This week was no different as AT&T shared successful results of a test using open source network software on "white box" switches.  What does this mean? Well, it could mean that a power user in the network world doesn't have to deploy name [...]

Cisco’s hierarchy of needs for network innovation

By | March 22nd, 2017|Blog|

At a CiscoLive Europe keynote, a Cisco VP described a Maslow-like hierarchy of needs for network innovation and digital transformation. It serves as a prescriptive approach to shifting to a higher-level of digital enterprise. Like with human behaviors starting at the most fundamental physiological needs like food, water and air up the scale through safety, [...]

Maintaining audit and compliance reporting

By | March 13th, 2017|Blog|

I read an article recently that was titled, "You broke the network. Do you confess?" And it made me think about the audit and compliance reporting of the Uplogix platform, because it kind of takes the fun out of the question. The author of the original post on Reddit's /r/networking asked: "Have you ever accidentally [...]