Infoblox launches load-balancing DNS appliance

Firm claims ‘world first’ in adding GSLB to enterprise-grade DNS appliances

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Infoblox launches load-balancing DNS appliance Barirani: Adding DNS-based traffic control is a natural next step for Infoblox.
By  Stephen McBride Published  January 11, 2015

Network management and security company, Infoblox, has launched DNS Traffic Control, which it claims is the first such solution to "add global server load balancing to enterprise-grade DNS appliances".

The approach is designed to allow the use of a single appliance to provide DNS network services while using DNS to optimise performance by intelligently directing traffic to appropriate servers.

Infoblox specialises in enterprise solutions for the niche space known as DDI, which combines management of Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and Internet Protocol (IP).

Global server load balancing (GSLB) allows the monitoring and strategic routing of network traffic in a bid to optimise the performance of infrastructure. Infoblox touts the technology as being able to "significantly enhance network response times and availability by distributing traffic among different servers based on server load, server health, and geographical proximity to the user".

"Because we're the leading provider of enterprise-grade DDI solutions, adding DNS-based traffic control is a natural next step for Infoblox in making networks easier and less expensive to manage and protect," said Arya Barirani, vice president of product marketing at Infoblox. "Infoblox customers can now run their critical DNS services and DNS-based traffic management from one console, saving money and reducing management overhead."

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