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 [...]

Despite security fears, IT execs forecast more cloud

By | October 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Despite more than three-quarters of businesses in the US adopting cloud storage and web applications, and 70 percent globally, confidence around cloud security is at an all-time low according to a recent survey by BT. The survey revealed that security is the main concern about using cloud-based services. About half of respondents stated that they [...]

Soccer bigger network drain than Olympics or March Madness

By | July 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|

A survey conducted during the Group Stage of this year's soccer World Cup of over 200 IT admins and network managers in the United States showed the impact of "the beautiful game" on US business networks. Seventy-percent of those surveyed said that employees streaming games in the office in the office was having an adverse [...]

Getting to the truth on Service Level Agreements

By | November 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Which side of SLAs do you sit on? Are you gunning to meet required service levels for your customers, or are you watching your provider like a hawk to make sure you get what you pay for? Either way, service level agreements are only as good as: What they measure - are these really the [...]

Putting remote automation to the test

By | August 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|

This week NASA provided a great example of automation with successful arrival of the Curiosity rover on Mars after months of spaceflight and a multi-stage landing process referred to as "seven minutes of terror." As a company that has developed a unique solution for network automation, it's easy to draw a few comparisons (as well [...]

Gold medal service level monitoring

By | July 24th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Uplogix Local Managers (LMs) monitor, measure and manage the performance of critical network services and applications from the end-user’s perspective. This is done in two ways. First, the LMs can use Layer 2 visibility to collect 36 values from managed network devices such as Rx, Tx, CRC, Load, Line Protocol Status and more. Second, by [...]

The costs of going from 99 to 99.99

By | July 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

How hard/expensive can 0.99% be? A recent two-part article in Network World gave a clear analysis of the basic networking and economic drivers of WAN service history over the last 30 years up to the present day where many enterprises continue to pay much more for MPLS connections than cheaper broadband options.It's about reliability, but [...]

Local Management: Imperative for the Cloud

By | May 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|

Here is a peek at the new white paper from Uplogix: Meeting the Network Requirements of Cloud and Virtual Computing with Local Management. Don't let the catchy title fool you -- this paper could be the plot of a movie. There is the introduction of characters, introduction of the conflict, rising action, heroes, villains... but [...]

Infographic: Be ready for the Cloudy forecast

By | May 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|

Cloud is going to change customer expectations. New requirements are emerging, service levels are becoming more stringent and some of the time-tested strategies for managing costs and ensuring adequate service levels are being invalidated. The new whitepaper form Uplogix shows how the same old network and network management strategies and tools won't just rain on [...]

Is your network infrastructure ready for a cloudy forecast?

By | October 18th, 2011|Uncategorized|

At Cisco Live in Las Vegas this year, you couldn't look in any direction without seeing or hearing about the Cloud. Granted some of the cloudiness above was coming from the Uplogix Be a Rock Star stage, but it seemed like most of the vendors in the World of Solutions had their heads in the [...]