Infoblox announces solutions for cloud
Automated network control company integrates with seven private cloud platforms
Infoblox has announced that its solutions for managing DNS, DHCP and IP addresses, a category known as DDI, now integrates with the cloud.
According to Infoblox, private clouds are rapidly gaining traction because they enable agile and scalable delivery of IT services. As part of this, organisations with private clouds must be able to quickly add and remove applications and services; easily shift workloads across physical sites; run workloads in multi-tenant architectures; and make the underlying networks resilient to failures.
"The trend lines are very clear: IT workloads are shifting to private clouds and these clouds require automation in the network layer. Infoblox is helping to meet this growing need by integrating with more cloud platforms than any other provider of commercial-grade DDI," said David Gee, executive vice president of marketing at Infoblox. "Going forward, our goal is to continue to broaden the Infoblox portfolio of private cloud integrations in response to customer demand."
The company, which has now integrated with seven private cloud platforms from: VMware, Microsoft, HP, Cisco, BMC, CA and ElasticBox, provides virtual machines that can be provisioned with IP addresses and DNS records in minutes. These IP addresses can be recovered and reused and DNS records cleaned up automatically when VMs are retired.
It also provides: the Infoblox DDI interface, which gives a unified view of physical, virtual and cloud networks across multiple locations in order to confirm that networks are compliant with their intended design; Infoblox DDI physical and virtual appliances, which can be added to networks while maintaining a single point of control across multiple sites; and automated tracking of IP addresses and DNS records to eliminate IP address conflicts and DNS data entry errors.
While many of these processes are heavily automated today from a server and storage perspective, network services are still largely managed manually, complicating and slowing down private cloud operations, said Infoblox.