Comparing apples, oranges and out-of-band

By | June 26th, 2015|Blog|

A week ago we were at Cisco Live in San Diego with 25,000 IT friends sharing the sea breeze, certification tests, Aerosmith and the World of Solutions -- where a couple hundred Cisco partners vie for the attention of Cisco's faithful. At the Uplogix booth it was four days of continuous conversations with a common [...]

Use the force (of automation)

By | May 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

As you celebrate May The 4th today (the annual Star Wars holiday), consider the power of the Automation Force for networking. With reliable automation solving network issues like a battle-tested mech droid, you won't feel like a moisture farmer on Tatooine at the end of the day. And it's a new hope for countering the [...]

Open vs. closed appliances in your network

By | March 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

When it comes to putting an appliance in your network for out-of-band management, you want to think carefully about whether that appliance is based on an open or closed platform. It might just be the difference between locking up network security and being open for business for hackers. A Linux platform lends itself to building [...]

Two sides of the out-of-band story

By | September 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

When we talk about out-of-band connections at Uplogix, there are really two sides to that story. The serial connections from an Uplogix Local Manager (LM) to the console ports of the devices it's managing, and the out-of-band connection to the NOC that is brought up by the LM if/when the primary network fails. Both operate [...]

Taking Network Management Local to Enable REAL Automation

By | July 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Despite decades of advancements in network speed, reach and security, the management of network devices is still a hands-on task. It involves reactive and often tedious actions open to human error. Traditional Network Management tools rely on the network itself to manage critical devices. This dependence on the network to manage the network is a [...]

Three ways that network management is like a horror movie

By | July 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Network management is kind of like a horror movie. Go with me on this -- in a horror movie only a few hearty and clever survivors get to the see the sunrise, or the sequel. Network management has many hands-on components that tend to weed out those not able to remember an obscure command to [...]

Locking down long-time vulnerabilities

By | February 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Don't worry -- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month isn't until October, you still have many months to plan that perfect awareness event. But this month we're going to focus on the security topic because you need to be aware of security every month. Today we're going to talk about two forms of critical security vulnerabilities continue [...]

Kick the tires, feel the horsepower

By | June 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A frequent question we get at Uplogix is "is your product a console server?" Answer - absolutely, we're the best console server on the market—the most reliable and secure out-of-band access solution. Add in our Local Management Software, when you need access, you'll get it. Whatever you want out of a console server you'll get [...]

More than a bandaid for healthcare IT

By | August 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Even when trying to steer well clear of the election year healthcare debate by focusing solely on healthcare IT, there are a number of hot-button issues for healthcare CIOs. Electronic Health Records (EHRs), the Health Information Exchange (HIE), HIPPA compliance, telemedicine, as well as more industry-neutral issues like wireless networking and just how the cloud [...]

Device management flexibility and the hot August sun

By | August 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Unfortunately no automation here: Putting a big, heavy antenna on the roof in 100+ degree sun requires physical effort. One of the nifty things about local management from Uplogix is that we generally just don't care what kind of device we're managing. Console connections are available on many different devices from your standard networking gear [...]