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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 [...]

Bare Metal Restore: Rapid Replacement of Recalled Products

By | March 8th, 2017|Blog|

About a month ago, Cisco was the first network device vendor to announce that they were impacted by a wide-ranging component problem. There is a good chance you might have these products in your network. Uplogix and our Bare Metal Restore feature can help out with the replacement process. Certain models of the Series 4000 [...]

Network outage at AWS linked to typo

By | March 3rd, 2017|Blog|

February went out with a whimper for many companies that utilize Amazon Web Services' S3 cloud storage thanks to a wide-scale network outage caused by an incorrect command entered by an S3 team member. The four-hour incident impacted news organizations, enterprise chat apps like Slack, and many more. AWS owns 40% of the cloud services [...]

Inmarsat for high speed satellite out-of-band

By | February 16th, 2017|Blog|

The Uplogix platform utilizes the reliability of the Inmarsat satellite network to provide out-of-band (OOB) connectivity to managed remote networks. With Inmarsat’s high-speed data services, Uplogix can automate management of network infrastructure, including the ability to provide a secure connection for administrators to remote gear. Uplogix automates numerous network support, maintenance, configuration and recovery [...]

IoT business justifications (+ a scary anecdote)

By | February 16th, 2017|Blog|

The Internet of Things (IoT) has never been short on hype or fear, but as real applications and deployments begin to factor into tactical business plans, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) is required. Starting with costs, consider current environmental costs and implementation costs. The current environment includes what you are [...]

Reliable networking for first responder

By | February 14th, 2017|Blog|

Reliable communications are critical to any first responder organization. For the South African Police Service (SAPS), providing security across the nation includes a radio network that functions in both urban and rural areas. Uplogix Local Management is deployed at radio tower sites and switching centers to manage trunking radio and networking gear. Some of the [...]

Satellite cybersecurity ramps up

By | February 7th, 2017|Blog|

Satellite operators have long felt just a little safer than most when it came to security. But today, satellite cybersecurity is standard operating procedure. No longer does an unobstructed beam bouncing off a satellite or remote locations guarantee security. Every day more of the world's critical infrastructure for communications, defense, financial, environmental monitoring, shipping and logistics -- [...]

DDOS attacks growing at a faster rate

By | January 26th, 2017|Blog|

DDOS attacks are the most common threat for enterprise, government and educational IT networks, according to an Arbor Networks security report, and to make matters worse, the attacks are getting bigger.  Distributed denial of service attack size grew at a compound annual growth rate of 44 percent from 2005 until 2011. Since then, the rate has [...]

Cisco’s Trends in Enterprise Networking for 2017

By | January 26th, 2017|Blog|

Browsing through Cisco's copious blogs, I came across an article on trends for 2017 from the senior vice president for enterprise networking, Jeff Reed. Given Uplogix' product depth in automating Cisco networking device management, I was curious to see what he had to say.  What do you think? Do you agree with Cisco's timeline for NFV, [...]