Infoblox to honour customers with new awards

To be presented at Bloxfest in Boston, 'Awards of Excellence' to recognise technical and management leadership

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Infoblox to honour customers with new awards Gupta: Awards intended to give recognition for the accomplishments of the front-line teams running and securing large networks around the world.
By  David Ndichu Published  May 10, 2016

Infoblox has introduced the Infoblox Awards of Excellence, a new program to recognize Infoblox customers for outstanding technical and management leadership.

Three awards will be presented in May at Bloxfest, the first customer conference from Infoblox.

The Infoblox Awards of Excellence will be given to customers who have achieved measurable results in the application of DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) technologies; DNS security; network automation; or cloud/virtualization initiatives, while optimizing business results for their organizations.

Winners will receive a feature story on the Bloxfest web site, a case study from Infoblox, a crystal trophy, and a $1,000 charitable donation to a non-profit organization of the winner’s choice.

“There’s an old joke that no one ever calls the IT department to say, ‘Thanks for not having an outage today.’ It’s only too true,” said Ashish Gupta, chief marketing officer at Infoblox. “We at Infoblox are thankful for the honor of providing systems to thousands of customers worldwide, making their networks easier to operate, more efficient, and more secure. The Infoblox Awards of Excellence are intended to give long-overdue recognition for the incredible accomplishments of the front-line teams running and securing large networks around the world.”

At Bloxfest, Infoblox will also present a special award of appreciation to the company’s first customer: Clint Kaiser. In September 2000, Kaiser was the director of information security at First Tech Federal Credit Union in the Portland, Oregon, area when he purchased the first Infoblox Domain Name System (DNS) appliance sold commercially, looking to replace First Tech’s homegrown Internet DNS server running on a maintenance-intensive Windows NT server.

“I was searching online for DNS appliances when I discovered a company named Infoblox that I’d never heard of before,” recalled Kaiser, who now runs Security All-Stars, a cybersecurity consulting firm. “I decided to evaluate the Infoblox appliance alongside our existing DNS server for a period of time. The appliance worked right out of the box with minimal set-up time and the interface was a pleasure to work. Two weeks into the evaluation, our existing Internet DNS server failed with an unrecoverable error. The Infoblox DNS appliance took over our Internet DNS service—and we never looked back. Our experience proved the value of using an appliance to run our DNS service, and I knew we’d made the right choice with Infoblox.”

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