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 [...]

Perfect storms of impossible events

By | August 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|

When planning for a perfect storm, automation is a critical component of engineering for resiliency. The recent failure of two network switches in a data center in Utah rippled across the network bringing down four major US web hosting firms and impacting millions of their customers. The breadth of the impact demonstrates some of the [...]

Does your data center have “green fatigue?”

By | May 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A recent survey by the Uptime Institute indicates that fatigue is beginning to hit some data centers when it comes to the quest for greener and greener operations. In the most recent survey, only half of North American respondents considered energy efficiency to be very important to their companies. This continued a two-year trend, as [...]

The end or the beginning? IT predictions for 2013

By | December 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Assuming the world doesn't end with the ancient Mayan calendar on Friday, December 21, 2012, this is the time of year when many people start looking toward the next year and making predictions for the future. Here are a few forward-thinking topics combed from various sources relating to IT issues in some of the key [...]

It just makes sense – Local Management for regional banking

By | December 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|

You've likely noticed that many of the banks you drive by every day tend to change names often. Mergers, acquisitions, consolidations... it's a busy time in banking. Not all changes in banks just involve rebranding, often there are massive IT hardware changes and major systems that must be integrated when banks change. While Uplogix has [...]