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The convergence of information & operational technology

Increasingly it's becoming standard practice for operational technology (OT) to move over IT networks. While OT and IT aren't quite an oil and water relationship, the two have very different histories in this shotgun wedding scenario. Both play a huge role in the not-just-marketing hype of Industry 4.0. IT has been tasked with data moving [...]

Cisco certification changes coming in 2020

Many of our best customers started off as a conversation with a CCIE or CCNA at Cisco Live. As certified networking experts they immediately saw the value of Uplogix in their networks. Cisco is now looking to ensure the value of a Cisco certification is keeping pace with market expectations for networking knowledge. “Infrastructure is [...]

Swift kick in the britches: the increasing cost of a data breach

The annual Ponemom Institute survey on the impacts of a data breach, while already a downer, is growing particularly gloomy as the cost continues to rise. This year, they peg the cost at $3.92 million on average. Average! For companies and organizations that fail to detect, identify and mitigate as quickly as possible, that figure [...]

Meet Uplogix: James Dollar, Chief Architect

In this month’s Meet Uplogix, Chief Architect and founder James Dollar talks a little bit about what drives him and what he does when he's not pushing Uplogix to be the best out-of-band management solution around (hint: it's not sleep!).

Troubleshooting a backhoe incident

It's a standard troubleshooting use case that makes it into many Uplogix presentations: say a backhoe working on a water line issue in your parking lot accidentally cuts the fiber line going into your building. What do you do? An Uplogix customer recently found out. The best-case scenario is that their network shifts over to [...]

Tethered drones could expanding shipping horizons

In April at a DISA event in Baltimore we joined the crowds gathered around the AT&T booth with a big 16-rotor drone suspended from the ceiling. In addition to being eye-catching, they had a cool story. The tethered drone provided the equivalent of a cell tower for an area that had lost infrastructure to a [...]

Meet Uplogix: Patrick Dennard, Account Executive

In this month’s Meet Uplogix, Account Executive Patrick Dennard talks about his career path through the giants of technology that led him to Uplogix. Plus a dramatic customer use case that involved downtime of a critical data center switch, airline flights across time zones in a race against time, and a lovable prankster orangutan named [...]

Front-end your console servers to fast-track deployment

When moving from an old-school network with console servers to managing the network with all of the benefits of Uplogix out-of-band management, one option to speed up the deployment is to utilize Virtual Local Managers, or vLMs to front-end your existing consoles. The vLM runs on a VM server and utilizes existing console servers for [...]

Touchscreen fat finger leads to collision

About two years ago the USS John S McCain collided with a chemical tanker in the Singapore Strait, a collision the US National Transportation Safety Board now concludes was a result of a touchscreen fat finger error on the ship's throttles. On the McCain, the steering and throttles were operated on the bridge by touchscreens, [...]

Like Shark Week for network management SLAs

For many, Shark Week is a highlight of the summer's months-long TV binge session. For others, it's too much hype on the sensational, not enough on educating the public on some truly specialized and varied animals that are really good at what they do. It's a lot like marketing an advanced out-of-band management platform. Stick [...]