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Atlanta IT went with the wind

By | April 26th, 2018|Blog|

More than a month after the City of Atlanta was hit with a SamSam ransomware virus, the government is still struggling to get back to normal operations. Water and sewer bills must be paid in person instead of online or over the phone. Public WiFi at the country's busiest airport was down for two [...]

March Madness no slam dunk for networks

By | March 22nd, 2018|Blog|

March Madness is in full swing with just sixteen teams still vying to be the best in college basketball. That means that the worst is over for business networks as many of the early games in the round of 64 were during business hours. With streaming of all games online easier than ever to [...]

Networking IoT devices overview

By | March 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Deciding how to network IoT devices has about as many options as there are IoT applications. A recent NetworkWorld article had a good survey of variables that network architects need to pay attention to when it comes to connecting the IoT. Like any network, initial considerations center around the use case of what's connected [...]

Penetration resistance gets too much focus, says NIST

By | March 21st, 2018|Blog|

You've heard it here before -- it's not a matter of if, but when. At that point it's less about penetration resistance of trying to keep the bad guys out of your network, but how to minimize the damage and get back up and running. In a second volume to the National Institute of [...]

Interop presentation preview

By | March 12th, 2018|Blog|

Uplogix will be presenting at Interop ITX May 1-3 as well as performing demos in booth 1027. We'd love to talk with you there, but in case you can't make it to Las Vegas, here is a sneak peak. Eric Weiss, VP of Customer Success will present Meeting tomorrow's network demands on today's budget, a [...]

Can edge computing impact the cloud forecast?

By | February 22nd, 2018|Blog|

No matter what growth rate predictions you subscribe to for cloud computing in the next few years, the demand for cloud is going to drive a counter-demand for computing at the network's edge. Requirements for low latencies, massive data volume as well as non-technical rules around maintaining data control will drive the need for processing [...]

Going beyond runbook automation

By | February 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Runbook automation or RBA, is a term that we've been misusing at Uplogix when we talk about the functionality of our out-of-band platform. In the common usage, RBA is the ability to define and support workflows for network processes—all kinds of useful tools to make the burden of routine tasks more easily repeatable and accurate. [...]

Florida data center supports the public good

By | February 22nd, 2018|Blog|

NWRDC promises leading-edge technology solutions at affordable pricing for government and educational stakeholders. This allows NWRDC customers to focus on their organization’s mission and reduce or eliminate IT capital expenses and infrastructure costs. The shared solutions offered benefit from Uplogix by reducing operational costs while improving service levels. Some of the reasons NWRDC chose Uplogix [...]

Cynical or jaded? Embracing change in IT

By | February 14th, 2018|Blog|

Change is difficult for many people, especially in IT where change often means breaking established systems and processes and frustrating users who don't understand why things weren't left well enough alone. But change in IT is a constant, whether it's security changes trying to at least keep up with the bad guys, or applying [...]

Monitoring is fine, but automation is quicker

By | January 18th, 2018|Blog|

Take the proverb "a bird in hand is worth two in the bush," combine it with the more modern "wine is fine, but whiskey's quicker," (from the sage Ozzy Osbourne), and then throw in a splash of network management. What do you get? Network monitoring is great, but automation gets it done. Automation is [...]