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 [...]

Data center downtime increasing – is the network at fault?

By | March 28th, 2019|Blog|

The optimistically-named Uptime Institute has tracked publicly available information to determine that data center downtime is on the rise, likely do to increasingly complex IT systems and networks. Everyone's favorite downtime culprit in the data center, power failures, are still a common cause, but seems to be implicated less often these days in overall [...]

2019 predictions for the network and beyond

By | December 13th, 2018|Blog|

With the year coming to a close, making 2019 predictions isn't much of a stretch. Here's what we're seeing in a few areas to look for in 2019. The Network Any predictions of network technology direction have to include Cisco, and for Cisco the future isn't as much in hardware as software. Software-defined WANs, [...]

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 [...]