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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 [...]

What does 2018 hold for Federal IT?

By | January 18th, 2018|Blog|

The new year always brings predictions. In the federal IT space, it's no different. Predictions almost by a rule include both cool new tech (widespread adoption of biometric authentication methods) and less nerdy, but frightening prognostications like nearly one-third of the current federal workforce being retirement-eligible. The largest employer We'll get back to tech [...]

Fog computing expands critical remote infrastructure

By | January 18th, 2018|Blog|

Several years ago one of the morning talks at CiscoLive was on fog computing. At the time the hype for cloud computing was well entrenched, so fog computing seemed to bring things back to earth with a more realistic promise of local processing of the massive amount of data expected from the ever-increasing billions [...]

Spectre, Meltdown exploits don’t impact Uplogix

By | January 11th, 2018|Blog|

The New Year kicked off with a thud as the Meltdown and Spectre exploits dominated headlines with critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. Uplogix Local Managers are not impacted by these exploits. IN BRIEF The Uplogix 5000 and 500 Local Managers are not impacted by either the Meltdown or Spectre exploits. Hardware components in both Local Manager [...]

Federal IT modernization law passes

By | December 15th, 2017|Blog|

With the passage of the Modernizing Government Technology Act into law, several federal IT modernization efforts are likely to ramp up. Two of the more buzzworthy areas of modernization, artificial intelligence and blockchain, promise new ways to crunch mountains of data created by federal agencies and more secure ways to share information. But more [...]

Using service level data to automate responses

By | December 14th, 2017|Blog|

There are many options for managing service levels across networks. One of the key differentiators between the service level verification conducted by Uplogix and other service level monitoring solutions is just that -- other solutions monitor. Uplogix monitors AND uses that data to take action. Service level data as a trigger for automation Service [...]

Time to upgrade old Control Center servers

By | December 13th, 2017|Blog|

End of Hardware Support Uplogix is announcing an End of Hardware Support for all Uplogix Control Centers running on Dell PowerEdge R710 servers due to the age of these servers and the availability of replacement parts. We will not renew maintenance on the R710 Control Centers after February 1, 2018. Any customers with active [...]

Network virtualization to empty onsite racks, almost

By | November 16th, 2017|Blog|

Network virtualization is just the next trend in IT to shift spending between CapEx and OpEx. It's already happened with computation and storage in the cloud and things are beginning to take shape on the networking side. It's a "when a tree falls in the forest" sounding question, but when everything possible is virtualized, is [...]

Got SDN? But is the next big thing IBN?

By | November 16th, 2017|Blog|

If you have your head wrapped around SDN or software defined networking, you won't be surprised to hear the next big thing is already here. IBN or intent-based networking is Cisco's new entry into the long simmering pot of networking acronym soup. Announced this summer, IBN architectures combine software and hardware to control overall network [...]