Front-end your console servers to fast-track deployment

By | August 29th, 2019|Blog|

When moving from an old-school network with console servers to managing the network with all of the benefits of Uplogix out-of-band management, one option to speed up the deployment is to utilize Virtual Local Managers, or vLMs to front-end your existing consoles. The vLM runs on a VM server and utilizes existing console servers for [...]

Like Shark Week for network management SLAs

By | July 30th, 2019|Blog|

For many, Shark Week is a highlight of the summer's months-long TV binge session. For others, it's too much hype on the sensational, not enough on educating the public on some truly specialized and varied animals that are really good at what they do. It's a lot like marketing an advanced out-of-band management platform. Stick [...]

Customer in the News: Orange Business Solutions

By | July 25th, 2019|Blog|

Uplogix customer Orange Business Services was in the news for a partnership with Cisco bringing software defined networking to LANs. The work expands on the existing relationship providing SD-WAN technology for Orange customers through the Orange Open Labs program. The program is a global mix of physical and virtual resources for innovation and development designed [...]

Network reliability for the VA Winter Sports Clinic

By | March 27th, 2019|Blog|

Starting this weekend, the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic will promote rehabilitation through instruction of veterans with disabilities in adaptive winter sports. As a technology provider to the Veterans Administration, Uplogix will be there too ensuring clinic networks are up and running. About the clinic: The Winter Sports Clinic gives Veterans with disabilities [...]

Study finds managing education networks is hard

By | November 13th, 2018|Blog|

Getting high marks for effective educational networks is more difficult every year as students bring more devices with them to school. A recent study showed that 60% of faculty, students and IT professionals use four or more devices on campus, driving up network activity. Infoblox conducted a global survey on the state of network [...]

OOB benefits both SDN and NFV

By | July 25th, 2018|Blog|

Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) are frequently confused with each other, but are different technologies that have some similarities to, and can benefit from advanced out-of-band (OOB). First, a few definitions: SDN - Abstracting the control and management planes from the underlying hardware, say for a router or switch. This [...]

Cynical or jaded? Embracing change in IT

By | February 14th, 2018|Blog|

Change is difficult for many people, especially in IT where change often means breaking established systems and processes and frustrating users who don't understand why things weren't left well enough alone. But change in IT is a constant, whether it's security changes trying to at least keep up with the bad guys, or applying [...]

Fog computing expands critical remote infrastructure

By | January 18th, 2018|Blog|

Several years ago one of the morning talks at CiscoLive was on fog computing. At the time the hype for cloud computing was well entrenched, so fog computing seemed to bring things back to earth with a more realistic promise of local processing of the massive amount of data expected from the ever-increasing billions [...]

Got SDN? But is the next big thing IBN?

By | November 16th, 2017|Blog|

If you have your head wrapped around SDN or software defined networking, you won't be surprised to hear the next big thing is already here. IBN or intent-based networking is Cisco's new entry into the long simmering pot of networking acronym soup. Announced this summer, IBN architectures combine software and hardware to control overall network [...]

Cassini retirement far from EOL or network refresh

By | September 15th, 2017|Blog|

The much-anticipated precise de-orbiting of the Cassini spacecraft this morning was a fiery end to the highly successful mission to study Saturn. It is a stark contrast to how most networking gear goes out. NASA engineers watched a screen showing signal strength from the 20 year-old craft traveling nearly one billion miles away fade out [...]