Uplogix to provide reliable remote management for Orange Business Services’ $12 million satcom contract with BW Offshore

Provider of floating production services for the oil and gas industry will benefit from unified communications deployed by a single provider and strengthened by Local Management

AUSTIN, Texas (September 12, 2014) – Uplogix Local Management will be deployed for satcom infrastructure management in an agreement recently announced by Orange Business Services and BW Offshore that will integrate BW’s fleet of 14 ships and two land-based locations into the Orange MPLS network. Orange is a longtime Uplogix customer using the Local Management platform to deliver reliable and cost-effective “office at sea” networks over maritime satellite connections.
The contract will give BW a single provider with end-to-end responsibility for delivering services with predictable speed, quality and security. Orange provides integrated satellite and land-based services designed to allow customers to avoid using the public internet for less complexity and greater control. 
Uplogix brings Orange a virtual support presence in the equipment rack for in-depth local monitoring of both satellite communications equipment like antennas and modems, as well as IP networking gear like routers and switches. 
Management and recovery of routine device issues can be automated, ensuring that problems are not only detected, but often fixed without human intervention. 
For issues that require support, out-of-band links allow remote access to gear as if the technician were onsite. This is especially critical in maritime situations where a service call can often require a helicopter trip.
The BW Offshore is the world’s second largest Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) fleet. The vessels are designed to receive hydrocarbons from nearby drilling platforms or wells and process them onsite. Then the oil is stored until it can be offloaded to a tanker. This system is used most often in remote production sites, which underscores the importance of reliable satellite communications and network management.
Orange Business Services provides integrated communications solutions and services to global enterprises from cloud computing to unified communications and collaboration. 
Uplogix will be exhibiting at the Oilcomm Conference, booth #619 in Houston, Texas, from November 6-7, 2014. For more about Uplogix applications in the satellite market, visit uplogix.com/satellite.

About Uplogix

Uplogix provides the first fully integrated local management solution. Our co-located management appliances automate routine administration, maintenance and recovery tasks—securely and regardless of network availability. In comparison, traditional network and systems management depends on the network, uses multiple tools, and remains labor intensive. Uplogix puts the power of your most trusted IT administrator everywhere, all the time.Uplogix is privately held and headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit www.uplogix.com.

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