Extreme remote networking, power edition

By | October 25th, 2018|Blog|

As an enabler to remote networking through our out-of-band management platform, at Uplogix we've always got an eye on those industries that really push the limits of remote network management. A couple of months ago Microsoft deployed a data center on the sea floor off the coast of Scotland. Today, let's take a look [...]

Enterprise data centers expect continued growth

By | July 24th, 2018|Blog|

Data centers aren't going away any time soon. Enterprise data centers are expected to continue growing, with one study reporting most survey respondents expect to at least double the amount of physical servers in their data centers by 2019. 151 North American organizations surveyed by IHS Markit said the investment is primarily designed to [...]

Underwater data centers bring new definition of remote management

By | June 27th, 2018|Blog|

Today's winner for remote networking is Microsoft's Project Natick. The idea of a shipping container self-contained data center isn't new, but they've taken it to new heights, ahem... depths. The pre-built underwater data center was deployed via crane barge on a rock shelf 117 feet below the water's surface off the coast of the [...]

Florida data center supports the public good

By | February 22nd, 2018|Blog|

NWRDC promises leading-edge technology solutions at affordable pricing for government and educational stakeholders. This allows NWRDC customers to focus on their organization’s mission and reduce or eliminate IT capital expenses and infrastructure costs. The shared solutions offered benefit from Uplogix by reducing operational costs while improving service levels. Some of the reasons NWRDC chose Uplogix [...]

Bringing out-of-band into the data center

By | August 24th, 2017|Blog|

Data centers today come in all shapes and sizes, but deploying data center out-of-band solutions has some universal benefits whether your DC is just downstairs or buried underground -- lights-out or just locked up. A factoid that floats around from time to time is that 90% of the world's data was created in the last [...]

Oracle’s 80/20 rule for the data center

By | September 21st, 2016|Blog|

At this week's Oracle OpenWorld conference, CEO Mark Hurd said that the move out of the corporate data center and full-on into the cloud will provide the innovation dollars CIOs are desperately looking for. Hurd said IT groups are forced to spend about 80% of their budgets on old, inefficient IT infrastructure and applications, including [...]

How many comatose servers do you have?

By | June 24th, 2015|Blog|

There might be 10 million physical servers deployed inside data centers worldwide powered-up, connected and operating, yet not delivering any information or computing services over the last six months, according to a recent study by Anthesis Group. They partnered with Stanford University and TSO Logic to determine that roughly 30 percent of servers deployed worldwide [...]

Even if it ain’t broke, you might fix it

By | January 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Some of the famous last words in IT are, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." They define the two sides of a coin toss: one side keeps idle hands from causing problems messing with things that should be left alone, while the other side can often perpetuate ______ (software, hardware, processes...) that end up [...]

Federal shutdown highlights need for network automation amid the trend toward doing more with less in IT

By | October 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Uplogix CTO offers an editorial on the overlooked importance of network automation in federal initiatives for data center consolidation and the cloud. With the current federal shutdown, many federal employees are on furlough, yet essential operations continue. For IT groups, this is an expansion of the current trend of being asked to do more [...]

Experts predict federal IT staff reductions next year

By | September 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Belts are going to tighten in Federal IT, making Cloud,data center consolidation and network automationeven more important. A recent article in the Federal Times says that federal IT staff sizes will likely go down next year due to continued pressure from sequestration cuts, ongoing migration of federal IT infrastructure to the cloud, and program consolidation [...]