Part 2 – Getting ready for the Internet of Things

Whatever number of billions of devices you are comfortable with predicting for the Internet of Things (IoT) over the next 5-10 years, no one seems to be arguing that there is not a massive growth of IP-enabled devices already underway. And this expansion of end nodes means more work for network infrastructure, whether it's aggregation [...]

Federal agencies release healthcare IT framework

Will your healthcare IT application be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration? A report just released as part of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) brought together the FDA, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to propose a strategy [...]

Local Management required for M2M device networking critical to smart grid

A recent report by Greentech Media puts the global smart grid market at $400 billion by 2020. The success of this market depends on strong networks connecting aggregation points for M2M devices in the field to data and operation centers. The large number and distributed nature of these networks will require secure automation like Uplogix [...]

It’s really about the Internet of (every)thing

Intel's colorful take on the Internet of Things There are many numbers thrown around with the concept of the Internet of Things: some10 billion devices are connected today, by 2020, that number could grow to over 31 billion devices and 4 billion people. Some estimates are going even higher as the talk transitions from an [...]

Big plans for big data

When it comes to IT implementing Big Data, the challenges most other company business units will see are just the tip of the iceberg. Two-thirds of IT managers recently surveyed by Cisco for the latest Connected World Technology Report said that they believe Big Data will be a strategic priority for their companies over the [...]

Being right there: Uplogix phones home

Thirty years ago, a wrinkly alien named ET showed how important the idea of phoning home can be as he went through great effort to phone home to report his status. Luckily with Uplogix you won't have to build an antenna out of an umbrella and aluminum foil. No need for a Speak & Spell [...]

Uplogix partner releases State of the Network report

Network Instruments recently issued their annual State of the Network report predicting a number of network challenges due to increasing use of video and Cloud technologies. With no shortage of work for IT at most companies, the next year should be busy. The highlights from the study include the following challenges for IT staffs: Moving [...]

Inside looking out: Local info for centralized network management

The device-level data used by traditional centralized management tools includes device statistics collected via ICMP, SNMP get requests and SNMP traps based on predetermined thresholds and rules. These tools gather and receive this important information from devices over the network. If the network isn’t available, the data isn’t either, and centralized network management cannot do [...]

Manage your service level agreements proactively

Service level agreements are common for defining services, availabilities and performance specs both between providers and their subscribers and internally between IT departments and their customers.With the unique position Uplogix occupies alongside network infrastructure, but outside of the critical path of network traffic, we're able to provide enterprise service level verification that monitors from the [...]

Minimizing data gaps when troubleshooting network devices

Traditional NOC-based network management uses SNMP polling over the network to send requests for device information. This traffic slows down both the network and the devices, so the goal is to minimize the polling by extending the time periods in between requests. Depending on importance of the site, traffic volume and other factors, the time [...]