Rise in phone subscriptions includes failover network

By | November 23rd, 2016|Blog|

While there are numerous high profile endeavors to bring high speed internet to all, a couple of interesting statistics released this week in a report by the United Nations' International Telecom Union (ITU) was that by the end of the year there will be as many cellular subscriptions as there are people on earth, and [...]

Bet the store on retail network resiliency?

By | June 21st, 2016|Blog|

In just about every industry, the network has never been more important. It's no different in retail where network resiliency can be the difference between a banner sales day and closing the doors to eager customers. Gone are the days when a store could keep up with sales by simply running the register, collecting card [...]

Self-driving cars parallel Uplogix network automation

By | May 11th, 2016|Blog|

The answer a lead engineer in Ford's autonomous vehicle program gave when asked a question shows one of the parallels between self-driving cars and the network automation capabilities of the Uplogix out-of-band platform. Question: "Do the cars always have to be connected to the network to drive?" Answer: "You can't depend on it [the infrastructure] being there, so [...]

Everything as a service

By | December 16th, 2015|Blog|

IT departments today find themselves pinned between meeting expectations of business units based on managed service provider promises and a wealth of new technology options. Oh, and no pressure -- business revenue is increasingly dependent on IT getting it right. Enterprise IT has traditionally been regarded as quite different from the Managed Service Provider model. As more and more technology is moving to the [...]

The key to enterprise out-of-band is flexibility

By | November 18th, 2015|Blog|

When planning an out-of-band management solution, it's best to consider your options for the out-of-band connection including what's already available onsite and how much bandwidth is needed. A flexible out-of-band solution like Uplogix will be able to work with a wide variety of connection options including dial-up, cellular, fiber and satellite modems. A secondary Ethernet connection [...]

Mean Time to Innocence gains trust

By | November 12th, 2015|Blog|

The earliest reference to the term "Mean Time to Innocence" in a Google search was in 2007 on the Professor Messer training site. By 2012, there were about 50 search results. While definitely not  a scientific study, over the last two years, over 100 new online mentions of this term appear as it gains popularity with [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

v5.2 software release now available

By | June 25th, 2015|Blog|

Uplogix Local Management Software version 5.2 makes out-of-band easier, faster and more valuable with WAN Traffic Failover (WTF) – a backup path for the primary network that doesn’t require expensive redundant gear. The update includes new functionality that pairs high-speed LTE modems with the network-independent monitoring and device automation of the Uplogix platform to failover [...]

Getting the most out of out-of-band

By | May 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

When most people think about out-of-band management, they are only thinking about access using something other than their primary network. Out-of-band is more than just an alternate path to remote gear, it's a smarter way to manage your network and eliminate downtime. Uplogix is different from traditional out-of-band solutions Uplogix was founded on the observation [...]