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IPAM Best Practices for Simplifying Network Management

We live in an IP-centric world. The explosion of IP addresses is being driven by increases in connected devices, apps, and mobility. The outcome is unmanageable network complexity, which is being magnified by IPv6 coexistence and multi-cloud. Network managers are consequently asking themselves: “how can I control my IP network if I can’t control IP resource allocation, access & routing?” Their top priority for the management of their networks has now become clear: simplification, driven by automation. This is achieved...

DDI – Measuring Real-World ROI

This week’s blog (originally published Feb 2017) is courtesy of guest author Kevin Tolly, Founder of The Tolly Group, an award-winning analyst, author and speaker with 30 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. Although almost always invisible to users, there would be no network communication at all without the humble IP address. Not only does every device – server, desktop and laptop PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone – have to have an IP address but those devices need also...

Empower Zero Touch NFV & SDN with DDI Automation

Two different worlds are merging – ISP and Telcos – bringing requirements for innovative digital transformation projects. As a consequence, deployment of new network foundations and architectures including SDN (Software Defined Network), NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) and 5G is now becoming reality. Thanks to ETSI, 5G networks will bring slices for various requirements such as connected devices for IoT, reliable traffic for autonomous vehicles, and high bandwidth to serve new usage of mobiles. Building these 5G slices requires configuration of...

Cloud Automation: How to Use EfficientIP Terraform DDI Provider

Infrastructure is moving to the cloud, private or public, because of its ability to be elastic, programmable and in some cases cheaper. Multi-cloud today tends to be the standard way of building application bases, and automation and software-defined are the new paradigm for helping businesses in their digital transformation. In the same way, development teams are using specific development frameworks for their applications to improve quality, efficiency and reusability of the software components, and operations teams are relying on orchestration...

What Smart DDI Means for Hybrid Clouds in Asia Pacific

This week’s blog comes to us from our very own Nick Itta, VP Sales APAC. The growth of Asia’s digital economy is happening at breakneck speed, boosted by a high level of interconnected networks comprised of organisations and consumers. With a massive amount of IT infrastructure supporting the backend, organisations are striking a balance between managing data on private IT infrastructure or in public/private clouds, finding a middle ground referred to as the Hybrid Cloud. As business needs evolve given...

EfficientIP DDI Brings IP Golden Records for Cisco ACI SDN Solution

Cisco ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) brings to data centers a new integrated way of building networks and linking applications to users. The EfficientIP SOLIDserver communicates with the API proposed by the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) in order to maintain a coherent view of the network overlay directly inside EfficientIP’s IPAM (IP Address Management) software, thus consolidating the repository of IP golden records. In an automation process designed to provision everything required for user to application communication, from the...

Tufin Integration with EfficientIP DDI: Keeping Security Policies Current and Consistent

Digital transformation, cloud deployment and other network evolution projects are providing tremendous value to enterprises by linking people to processes and data. But at the same time, when it comes to keeping infrastructures secure, they add significant complexity. The consequence is that network managers are finding it very challenging to ensure security policies are always accurate & up-to-date, across the entire company footprint. It should be a basic requirement to be able to deploy and make changes to applications and...

SOLIDserver 7.0: Bringing Enhancements for Simplifying and Securing Your Network

With the new release of SOLIDserver 7.0, EfficientIP continues to prove its pivotal role for networks in the areas of IP resource management, automation and security. This new release comes with exciting new features such as a brand new user interface designed to improve user experience. Powerful enhancements of our DNS Guardian highlight, more than ever, the key role of the DNS in the global network security ecosystem. DDI has not been left out either, with important evolutions to support...

Simplify SDN Deployments of User Networks with End-to-End Automation

Access networks are evolving as enablers of digital transformation In these times of digital transformation and cloud migration that tend to lower the workload in enterprise-owned datacenters, there is one topic on which network teams are putting strong focus: the access network. Deploying an access network is still challenging nowadays. It requires preparation time, configuring equipments and services, manipulating multiple technologies, and coordinating with other teams. All these actions imply major delays. Viewed from other business lines in the enterprise,...

IT and Networks 2019: Prediction of Biggest Impacts

2019 is here, so it’s time to look closer at what this year will bring for network management, IT digital transformation and cybersecurity. What recent trends will plant their feet and stand firm? What overhyped buzzwords will prove to have no substance? And, importantly, what actions will organizations take from the multiple cyber attacks which dominated 2018? From network automation and SDN taking off, to the reappearance of zero trust and the continuous impact of current GDPR regulations, here we...

Simplify & Secure Your Network

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