Dividing what’s left: IT project ROI

By | September 9th, 2015|Blog|

A common stat thrown around the industry is that 75% of IT resources go to maintaining the status quo. It's a testament to the mission critical nature of IT in the enterprise—new technology is great, but you've got to keep things up and running, first and foremost. This makes prioritizing IT projects critical, and a [...]

Competing in managed services with OOB

By | September 9th, 2015|Blog|

Managed service providers (MSPs) struggle with the basic tenets of sales competition—price and differentiation—at a more pure level than most other IT enterprises. At the end of the day, they need to be cheaper than their competition or better in some way that keeps their customers happy. There are a number of tools available for MSPs [...]

Taking remote management to the extreme

By | September 9th, 2015|Blog|

At Uplogix, we often talk about our customers managing network gear in extremely remote and hostile locations like the North Sea, the Niger River Delta and undisclosed military locations in Southwest Asia. But this week NASA took the headlines for some seriously remote management of its New Horizons spacecraft. Here are a few comparisons: What's in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Enjoy the holidays more with Uplogix

By | December 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The holiday season is a weird mix of extremes within organizations. Some groups are busy trying to close out the quarter or maybe the tax year, while others drop off the grid for a couple weeks of guilt-free R&R to come back to a clean slate in January. For many in IT, the holidays are [...]

Network slowdowns top IT issues

By | December 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

IT groups in large companies still consider network outages and slowdowns as their greatest headaches. In a recent survey of over 400 IT managers in companies with 1,000 or more employees, just under half listed network issues as their most common unexpected issue. The most common day-to-day issues included application performance problems (37%), availability issues [...]

v5.1 release expands scope & speed of local mgmt

By | November 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The v5.1 release of the Uplogix Local Management Software (LMS) is now available with a number of new features and improvements that include expanding the number of devices that can be managed, a new cellular modem for faster out-of-band, stronger security features, expanded support for Cisco and more. The release supports the new Uplogix 16-port [...]

Reliable connections: from ship and shore

By | September 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Uplogix customer Orange Business Services was recently awarded a five-year $12 million contract from BW Offshore for an end-to-end satellite communications solution. The project will connect over a dozen vessels and two land-based locations, bringing offshore personnel access to the same business applications, communications and entertainment services at sea as on land. The concept of [...]