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 [...]

Out-of-band that actually works

By | August 24th, 2017|Blog|

  Out-of-band isn’t a new concept. As network requirements have become more extreme and critical to all aspects of the enterprise, out-of-band is more commonplace. But what we often hear at Uplogix is disappointment with other out-of-band systems. This post highlights some of the features of OOB that works — because like in extreme sports, [...]

2017 the year of acquisitions for MSPs?

By | April 19th, 2017|Blog|

MSPs, or Managed Service Providers, are seeing a convergence of business conditions that are both expanding market opportunity and making it more difficult not to be—or be partnered with—a major industry player. The growing need across all industries to be digitally connected, the arrival of cloud computing and the required expertise in cybersecurity are slamming [...]

AT&T conducts very public SDN test

By | April 6th, 2017|Blog|

SDN (software defined networking) has rapidly taken over IT networking news stories. This week was no different as AT&T shared successful results of a test using open source network software on "white box" switches.  What does this mean? Well, it could mean that a power user in the network world doesn't have to deploy name [...]

Inmarsat for high speed satellite out-of-band

By | February 16th, 2017|Blog|

The Uplogix platform utilizes the reliability of the Inmarsat satellite network to provide out-of-band (OOB) connectivity to managed remote networks. With Inmarsat’s high-speed data services, Uplogix can automate management of network infrastructure, including the ability to provide a secure connection for administrators to remote gear. Uplogix automates numerous network support, maintenance, configuration and recovery [...]