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 [...]

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 [...]

MSPs add cloud to the menu

By | February 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Many managed service providers (MSPs) are looking to expand their network services into managed cloud services and some are finding that it's not always an easy transition. In addition the traditional management of on-premises equipment and onsite applications, cloud adds new requirements to monitor cloud service availability, quality of service and security. It's a different [...]

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 [...]

Reliable connections: from ship and shore

By | September 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Uplogix customer Orange Business Services was recently awarded a five-year $12 million contract from BW Offshore for an end-to-end satellite communications solution. The project will connect over a dozen vessels and two land-based locations, bringing offshore personnel access to the same business applications, communications and entertainment services at sea as on land. The concept of [...]

Internet on the high seas a requirement for cruise line

By | November 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Uplogix provides automated device control and recoverythat is especially useful for maintaining satelliteconnectivity and network uptime aboard cruise ships. Spanish cruise line Pullmantur Cruises recently signed a new deal with Uplogix customer MTN Communications to enhance connectivity options for passengers ad crew onboard its fleet of ships. The expansion of broadband satellite services is just [...]

Next-Generation Firewalls Benefit from Local Management

By | September 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Secure your firewall by taking its management interface out of the network path and more with Uplogix Lots of firewall news this week. First, HP announced its Next-Generation Firewall line, joining Palo Alto Networks, Cisco and Check Point in the evolving world of firewalls that blend traditional port-based controls with application controls and intrusion prevention. [...]

Deploying and managing services with Uplogix

By | July 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Local Management has some clear benefits for managed service providers who use Uplogix to deploy gear faster, manage it better, and control costs while hitting their SLAs. Uplogix is working with one of the top carriers in the world to deploy and manage services for a large federal customer. They are using Local Management throughout [...]

Does your data center have “green fatigue?”

By | May 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A recent survey by the Uptime Institute indicates that fatigue is beginning to hit some data centers when it comes to the quest for greener and greener operations. In the most recent survey, only half of North American respondents considered energy efficiency to be very important to their companies. This continued a two-year trend, as [...]