Hills has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Uplogix to expand the distribution of its remote network management platform to Australia and the Asia Pacific region. 

Hills said its exclusive distribution agreement with Uplogix would strengthen the company’s growing satellite communications and mobility practice. 

“Uplogix is the first local management platform that manages the IT network without using the network, eliminating all dependence upon it,” Hills chief technology officer, Leica Ison, said.

“Uplogix is effectively a ‘technician in a box’ and perfect for large companies or government agencies with networks that cover multiple sites, especially remote locations. With Uplogix there’s no need to have a technician at every site – routine administration, maintenance and recovery tasks are completely automated and occur regardless of network availability.”

“This solution is proven to significantly lower operational costs and call-out fees as well as reducing network downtime.” 

Australia and the Asia Pacific region have many remote networking applications where the benefit from Uplogix solutions could be significant. 

Hills’ business STEP Electronics is already deploying Uplogix solutions in markets as diverse as telecommunications, health, transport and banking across Australia, PNG and Malaysia, and expects much more interest as a result of this strengthened partnership. 

Lisa Frankovitch

“We’re excited to work with Hills to bring Uplogix to Australia and the Asia Pacific region,” Uplogix SVP sales and business development, Lisa Frankovitch, said. 

“The ever-increasing demands on corporate networks require more than traditional centralised management tools can deliver. Today, IT professionals need full-service network-independent automation they can deploy securely and with confidence to both diagnose and fix issues.” 

Uplogix solutions are deployed globally in large companies including Citi, RigNet and CenturyLink and Uplogix sees the Asia Pacific region as one of its biggest growth areas. ♦