|Cisco CEO John Chambers visits the|
Uplogix Launch Your Network booth
at Cisco Live. (Or at least visits
near our booth...)
Most of the conversations at our booth on the show floor go kind of like this:
[Attendee looking curiously at our demo gear, or maybe eying one of the slingshot astronaut toys we're giving away]
Uplogix: Hi, are you trying to figure out what Uplogix does?
Attendee: Yes I am. (No offense taken here - we're not one of the Big Names at the show, that's alright.)
Uplogix: We do network management automation from a local perspective - we deploy in the rack with the gear you care about and manage over the console port instead of using SNMP to poll from the NOC -- because that's using the network to manage the network, which seems kind of silly when you think about it.
Attendee: So you are managing out-of-band?
Uplogix: You've got it. Plus when you combine strong access control and intelligence & storage placed locally to managed gear, you can do some really cool stuff when it comes to configuration management (like automatic rollbacks of failed changes) and mass upgrades (through our Uplogix Control Center).
Attendee: Hmm. [Soaking all of this in.]
|What we were giving away|
at our booth.
Say we can't solve the problem and the network connection is down, the Local Manager will automatically spin up an out-of-band connection over just about anything short of smoke signals -- a POTS line, cell modem, a secondary network, even an Iridium modem if you are in the middle of nowhere.
Attendee: So you guys take the place of a console server, but do more than just get me access. Your product monitors anything with a console port, and does real work. This is pretty cool.
Uplogix: Now you've got it. Want me to scan your badge for some more information?
Attendee: Sure thing. Let me get my buddy over here and see a demo.