BloxOne DDI will provide customers with greater control over their networks to improve cloud experiences
Infoblox is looking to make cloud computing and network management better for businesses with branch offices with the launch of BloxOne DDI, a fully cloud-based managed service for improving network and software as a service (SaaS) performance and experience.
The Lowdown: Infoblox says BloxOne DDI – which manages DNS, DCHP, and IPAM – enables businesses with distributed networks and branch offices to optimize performance based on their cloud-based applications and workloads. According to Dimensional Research, 75% of network administrators report service interruptions several times a year, and 99% of businesses report a negative operational impact resulting from network service interruptions.
The Details: Unlike traditional DDI on-premises and hardware-based systems, BloxOne provides businesses with flexibility and scale by being built and hosted in the cloud. Infoblox says businesses adopting BloxOne DDI will benefit from enhanced user experience with cloud-based resources and applications, improved network reliability and diminished downtime, and cloud management automation that provisions and manages remote sites faster and more easily.
Background: With BloxOneDDI, Infoblox is addressing a critical and often overlooked aspect of virtualized networking and cloud-based services – namely, network management and reliability. BloxOne DDI will give Infoblox and its partners the ability to help customers better reap the benefits of SD-WAN and cloud-based applications and infrastructure. Through better DDI management, businesses will have greater control of and confidence in their mission-critical cloud-based applications.
The Buzz: “We’re proud to continue Infoblox’s legacy of leadership in the networking industry,” said Kanaiya Vasani, executive vice president of products and corporate development at Infoblox. “We want our customers to have a next-level network experience that allows them to fully reap the benefits of migrating to SaaS and SD-WAN with a cloud native DDI platform.”
“DDI is a critical functionality for network connections, whether in the data center or in the branch. However, too often organizations adopt SD-WAN without considering how their DDI platforms must evolve as well,” said Brandon Butler, senior research analyst, Enterprise Networks, at IDC. “A lightweight DDI solution allows organizations to execute DDI functions in the branch, such as resolving DNS queries locally without having to backhaul to a data center. This enables direct connections to public cloud platforms and ensures enterprises get the full value of their SD-WAN deployments.”