Meet Uplogix: James Dollar, Chief Architect

By | September 26th, 2019|Blog|

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

By | September 26th, 2019|Blog|

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

By | September 26th, 2019|Blog|

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

By | August 29th, 2019|Blog|

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

By | August 29th, 2019|Blog|

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

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 [...]