Mid-year check of tech to watch

By | May 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|

With June upon us, it's a good time to take a look at technologies to watch for the next-gen enterprise. Dion Hinchcliffe of ZDNet has a nice list of things business and IT leaders should be considering in their annual budgets. The challenge might not be what to spend money on, but how to get [...]

Getting the most out of out-of-band

By | May 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

When most people think about out-of-band management, they are only thinking about access using something other than their primary network. Out-of-band is more than just an alternate path to remote gear, it's a smarter way to manage your network and eliminate downtime. Uplogix is different from traditional out-of-band solutions Uplogix was founded on the observation [...]

Is IT getting more stressful or younger?

By | May 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

A recent survey found that 78% of IT workers consider their job stressful. In 2014, the number was 77%, but in 2013 and 2012 it was 57% and 67%. Few people would argue that IT careers can challenge the notion of a work-life balance. Stress at work and home Of the more than 200 IT [...]

Use the force (of automation)

By | May 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

As you celebrate May The 4th today (the annual Star Wars holiday), consider the power of the Automation Force for networking. With reliable automation solving network issues like a battle-tested mech droid, you won't feel like a moisture farmer on Tatooine at the end of the day. And it's a new hope for countering the [...]

Waypoints on the road to recovery

By | April 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Mean-time-to-recovery is a key metric for many IT service groups. Lowering that number means frequent monitoring and a fast response to solve problems. It means having trained staff on hand at all hours, ready to jump into action. This is expensive and really just kind of throwing good money after bad -- it's not attacking [...]

Boost the IQ of your console servers

By | April 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Uplogix Local Managers are hands-down the smartest console servers on the market. They go beyond the out-of-band access provided by a traditional console server to deliver a secure platform for network management automation. Did you know that you can apply the same intelligence to your existing console server installation? The Uplogix Local Management Software can [...]

Breach report blames the usual suspects

By | April 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The annual Verizon data breach investigations report came out this week with findings that show that the biggest threats are not new or unknown, but the same vulnerabilities that have plagued IT for years. It's been said that the only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution. Maybe not [...]

Continuing concerns over industrial networks

By | April 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

It's not a new topic, but SCADA and other industrial control networks continue to be integrated into IP networks and utilize old computing platforms (Windows XP) for management of the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that actually control industrial equipment. There are a number of well-known espionage examples of PLCs being exploited with malware, like the [...]

Meet Uplogix: Merging software & theater development

By | April 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

When Tim Thomas isn't writing code at Uplogix as a senior software developer, he's writing, acting, producing and occasionally even coding for the Austin theater community. Tim's work and theater lives collided earlier this year when he worked on Whirligig Theatre's production of Deus Ex Machina, a choose-your-own-adventure retelling of the Oresteia that gave the [...]

Making the out-of-band link your in-band

By | March 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

When it comes to secure connectivity, Uplogix has a variety of out-of-band options. But did you know that the out-of-band connection, invaluable for network management, can also be used as a failover for network traffic in the event of losing the primary connection? The upcoming Uplogix software release will include this functionality. Uplogix really lets [...]