Reducing network complexity

By | November 16th, 2016|Blog|

The chief architect of a global top-20 telecom says bringing agility to managing legacy network assets is a key pillar to their strategy to reduce network complexity along with increasing automation to eliminate the human touch. Speaking at an event this week, Neil McRae, chief architect for British Telecom, said that BT's goal is to make [...]

V2I like local connection to network infrastructure

By | August 23rd, 2016|Blog|

A good analogy for the local connections used by Uplogix to manage network infrastructure is a new project by Audi of America that puts vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology that will give cars the ability to communicate with traffic signals. This will provide vehicle IT systems with real-time information from centralized traffic management systems that monitor traffic [...]

Your sleeping army for network automation

By | October 28th, 2015|Blog|

There is a good chance that your network has a sleeping army of undead devices out there just waiting to be commanded into action. Not zombies, but console servers. Used for years for remote access to devices connected by some form of out-of-band link, these unassuming devices sit quietly doing nothing at all until finally [...]

If you could turn on automation today, would you?

By | October 22nd, 2015|Blog|

Tesla owners received an early Christmas present last week with the release and automatic download of their Version 7.0 software. The release activates a collection of sensors, radar and cameras and ties them together with a digitally-controlled braking system and cruise control to provide what Tesla is calling Autopilot. The company describes the features as: [...]

“Flavor of the day” network security

By | October 15th, 2015|Blog|

Network security is tough. Too often a new attack vector appears on the scene and vendors scramble to put out a product to counter it. Companies scramble to implement it. And the bad guys scramble to find a new attack vector and it all starts over again. After a few cycles, this can lead to [...]

Managing physical infrastructure, plus the network

By | October 2nd, 2015|Blog|

Here are a couple of what we call "campfire stories" – interesting applications of Uplogix developed by customers to meet their unique needs. Both examples today involved using their out-of-band network automation platform (Uplogix!) to also manage some aspect of their physical infrastructure, bringing the same monitoring, alerting and action-taking abilities of the Uplogix platform to [...]

What does it mean to have an IoT-ready network?

By | September 9th, 2015|Blog|

You know the hype: Cisco says that there will be 50 billion devices and objects connected to the Internet by 2020. That's less than five years away. What does that mean for your network? What should you be doing today to have a network ready for tomorrow? As Internet of Things (IoT) technologies begin to [...]

Network automation in the 2nd machine age

By | September 9th, 2015|Blog|

If you are a network administrator, how much do you worry about being replaced by network automation? From time to time when talking with IT people about the automation capabilities of the Uplogix platform, we hear people say that our product will take over their job. It's hard to imagine that could be true. True, we [...]

Dividing what’s left: IT project ROI

By | September 9th, 2015|Blog|

A common stat thrown around the industry is that 75% of IT resources go to maintaining the status quo. It's a testament to the mission critical nature of IT in the enterprise—new technology is great, but you've got to keep things up and running, first and foremost. This makes prioritizing IT projects critical, and a [...]

Competing in managed services with OOB

By | September 9th, 2015|Blog|

Managed service providers (MSPs) struggle with the basic tenets of sales competition—price and differentiation—at a more pure level than most other IT enterprises. At the end of the day, they need to be cheaper than their competition or better in some way that keeps their customers happy. There are a number of tools available for MSPs [...]