There’s a quote that gets attributed to Bill Gates a lot but was likely said by Clarence Bleicher in 1947 that goes “If you get a tough job, one that is hard, and you haven’t got a way to make it easy, put a lazy man on it, and after 10 days, he will have an easy way to do it.” That’s pretty much been my mantra[...]
Network security is a constant challenge for federal agencies and the military. Add on providing high service levels at remote locations—whether it’s a lights-out data center, a regional office, or a remote battlefield—made tougher by the lack of onsite IT support staff to monitor, troubleshoot and fix network[...]
If the movie Wargames taught us anything, it’s that you shouldn’t leave your computer systems so wide open that even Ferris Bueller can just walk right in. Nowhere is that more important than in a remote management platform that is directly connected to your core routers and switches. Remote access and automation[...]
Twenty years ago, out-of-band solutions were just starting to move past the era of plugging a phone line into a Cisco 2811 with octopus cables and hoping it answered when you called it. Today, we not only have more options for out-of-band channels, including cellular, satellite, and secondary Ethernet connections,[...]
It always happens the same way. You spend the time deploying your out-of-band solution, you configure all the settings, and you test it once to make sure it works. Then you forget about it. And why not? You have a redundant network with five 9s reliability. You're golden. But then one day, when you least expect it,[...]
Hi, I'm Daniel Verastiqui, and I'm about to become a post-writing machine here on the Uplogix Blog. I'll be talking mostly about the technical side of the company, from tips and tricks to best practices to insights on what you can expect when you join the Uplogix family.