Touchscreen fat finger leads to collision

By | August 15th, 2019|Blog|

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

By | July 30th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

Meet Uplogix: Adam Thompson, Sales Engineer

By | July 25th, 2019|Blog|

In this month's Meet Uplogix, Uplogix Sales Engineer Adam Thompson talks about his favorite customer use case. It involved Uplogix collecting data from satellite controllers on ships at sea, evaluating the data to track location, and then automatically pushing configuration changes to transition from one satellite signal to another. Out-of-band management: it's not [...]

Customer in the News: Orange Business Solutions

By | July 25th, 2019|Blog|

Uplogix customer Orange Business Services was in the news for a partnership with Cisco bringing software defined networking to LANs. The work expands on the existing relationship providing SD-WAN technology for Orange customers through the Orange Open Labs program. The program is a global mix of physical and virtual resources for innovation and development designed [...]

Networking jobs continue high demand

By | July 25th, 2019|Blog|

Demand remains high for skilled pros in networking jobs, but these positions require up-to-date skills. Data centers, in particular, are having trouble finding people to design, build and manage data centers. A survey by the Uptime Institute showed 61 percent of data center staffing experts said they have significant difficulty retaining or recruiting staff for [...]

DoD releases Digital Modernization Strategy

By | July 25th, 2019|Blog|

The latest Department of Defense guidance for IT in both DISA and the Department as a whole, the DoD Digital Modernization Strategy, was released earlier this month and includes four strategic initiatives: innovation for advantage, optimization, resiliency cybersecurity and cultivation of talent. This DoD roadmap will enable, "increased lethality for the Joint warfighter, empower new [...]

Wrapping up the spring/summer trade show season

By | June 28th, 2019|Blog|

CiscoLive 2019 in San Diego finished a couple of weeks ago, bringing the trade show whirlwind to a close for Uplogix. It's always great to cram hundreds of introductory conversations and hands-on demos with network people into a few days to provide some perspective on the state of the industry. Here are a few trends [...]

Maritime operators face “worrying complacency” about cybersecurity

By | June 27th, 2019|Blog|

A survey of attendees at the recent Maritime Cyber Risk Forum in London revealed ongoing challenges when it comes to cybersecurity on the high seas with 89% of respondents agreeing with the statement that there is a worrying level of complacency about cyber attacks in the maritime industry. An equal number attributed the complacency to [...]

Data center downtime increasing – is the network at fault?

By | March 28th, 2019|Blog|

The optimistically-named Uptime Institute has tracked publicly available information to determine that data center downtime is on the rise, likely do to increasingly complex IT systems and networks. Everyone's favorite downtime culprit in the data center, power failures, are still a common cause, but seems to be implicated less often these days in overall [...]

Network reliability for the VA Winter Sports Clinic

By | March 27th, 2019|Blog|

Starting this weekend, the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic will promote rehabilitation through instruction of veterans with disabilities in adaptive winter sports. As a technology provider to the Veterans Administration, Uplogix will be there too ensuring clinic networks are up and running. About the clinic: The Winter Sports Clinic gives Veterans with disabilities [...]