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Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2019

By | October 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Gartner announced their top 10 strategic technology trends at their annual conference in Orlando this month. Do you think they are on target? What's missing from their list? Scanning the list, it's clear that the top 10 technologies aren't necessarily stand-alone items, but many combine a few new or emerging areas to achieve new [...]

Automation & AI don’t make talent obsolete

By | September 20th, 2018|Blog|

The same (unfounded) concern we've heard for years from network admins that the automation functionality in Uplogix is going to take their job is being applied to AI in the workplace. It can't be further from the truth -- both technologies enable skilled admins to spend less time on routine tasks and augment the [...]

Malware infections vary by geography

By | September 19th, 2018|Blog|

No place is safe from malware and cyber attacks, but according to a new study, some locations seem to be more likely to suffer from infections. The top three cities in term of rate of infection are Atlanta, Orlando and Denver. Rounding out the top five are St. Louis and Tampa. The study included [...]

(Cyber) incident control

By | September 14th, 2018|Blog|

Looking to frame the Uplogix story around cyber resiliency the other day, we came up with a good metaphor: Uplogix works much like the incident control vehicles used by first responders in adverse weather or the all-too-frequent public safety incidents. We’ve all seen these vehicles on TV and a quick web search shows they are [...]

Managing hybrid networks with out-of-band

By | August 23rd, 2018|Blog|

The term hybrid network today encompasses traditional physical network infrastructure as well as networks created through network function virtualization (NFV) and even cloud networks. An out-of-band platform like Uplogix is in an interesting position to provide a consistent management platform for each, even as they co-exist within single organizations. Physical Networks This is what we [...]

The myth of best practices for networking

By | August 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Best practices face a challenge of acceptance when applied to any task or job function. In networking it's clearly difficult to declare anything a BEST practice because there are always so many variables. Questions about what is best often lead to an answer of "it depends." A recent thread on Reddit/Networking ran a vicious [...]

Cybersecurity training for university networks

By | August 10th, 2018|Blog|

Cybersecurity training classes were in session at the University of West Florida's Center for Cybersecurity as part of a joint effort between university and state agencies to strengthen the state's preparedness. By providing the government workforce with the latest information and learning resources, the goal of the partnership is to utilize university resources to [...]

Edge networking is a priority

By | August 7th, 2018|Blog|

Edge networking stood out as a key area of interest on a recent NetworkWorld survey, with more than half of respondents indicating they have immediate plans. The 8th annual State of the Network survey indicated a growing importance of edge networking as organizations look to reduce latency by bringing computing resources closer to the [...]

OOB benefits both SDN and NFV

By | July 25th, 2018|Blog|

Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) are frequently confused with each other, but are different technologies that have some similarities to, and can benefit from advanced out-of-band (OOB). First, a few definitions: SDN - Abstracting the control and management planes from the underlying hardware, say for a router or switch. This [...]

Big Data driving healthcare and pharma

By | July 25th, 2018|Blog|

Big Data is more than the data itself, and the use cases for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries include a wide set of technologies that capture, store, manage and analyze large, complex sets of data subject to stringent HIPAA regulations. The expanding list of applications includes: Drug discovery Precision medicine Clinical decision support Population [...]