Mid-year check of tech to watch

By | May 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

With June upon us, it's a good time to take a look at technologies to watch for the next-gen enterprise. Dion Hinchcliffe of ZDNet has a nice list of things business and IT leaders should be considering in their annual budgets. The challenge might not be what to spend money on, but how to get [...]

Is your network under-inflated?

By | January 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

In the run-up to Superbowl XLIX, one of the key story lines has been "Deflategate" - the accusation that the New England Patriots intentionally under-inflated footballs. This situation has more in common with network SLAs than it does with the science of atmospheric pressure and temperature. Network SLAs? Let me explain. In case you don't [...]

Network slowdowns top IT issues

By | December 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

IT groups in large companies still consider network outages and slowdowns as their greatest headaches. In a recent survey of over 400 IT managers in companies with 1,000 or more employees, just under half listed network issues as their most common unexpected issue. The most common day-to-day issues included application performance problems (37%), availability issues [...]

Advanced management for satellite networks

By | November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

When you deploy an Uplogix Local Manager with your network gear in a location that utilizes a satellite link for connectivity, you get much more than a reliable out-of-band (OOB) solution. Almost by definition, when you use satellite, your equipment is not easily accessible. OOB gives you secure remote access to gear before sending someone [...]

Infographic: Continuous monitoring key for federal cybersecurity

By | August 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

In response to the 2013 Executive Order 13636 on Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, the framework published in 2014 by NIST addresses improving resilience to cyber incidents and reducing cyber threats. While one solution can’t fit all, a core component of the framework is continuous monitoring.  Scroll through the infographic below to see why continuous monitoring [...]

The challenge of continuous monitoring

By | August 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

In today’s environment of advanced persistent threats it is essential for organizations to have near real-time knowledge of their enterprise IT infrastructure so responses to external and internal threats can be made swiftly. A successful continuous monitoring program provides visibility into assets, and leverages use of automated data feeds to quantify risk, ensure effectiveness of [...]

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 [...]

Network management automation is no April Fool’s joke

By | April 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|

AUSTIN, TEXAS (April 1, 2014) - Uplogix today announced network management automation that can be implemented with confidence. Designed to work as an onsite Level 1 technician-in-a-box, the Uplogix Local Management Platform automates the routine tasks that eat up the bulk of IT's time and effort when it comes to maintaining network infrastructure. And we're [...]

Detailed monitoring feeding intelligent, automated actions

By | March 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Traditional network management has a lot in common with Chicken Little. SNMP polling lends itself to snap decisions or delayed information, and relying on the network path for sending traps can fail at the times when you need it the most. See this post as a presentation [...]

What’s in the new LMS v4.7 release?

By | December 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The newest release of the Uplogix Local Management Software (LMS) is now available, delivering support for a DC version of the Uplogix 5000 targeted at data center applications, new hardware support and several new advanced drivers for third-party products. The DC-powered Uplogix 5000 Local Manager (LM) has dual 48V DC power supplies, but otherwise has [...]