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Why DDI APIs Matter to Network Automation

Open APIs are essential to enable IT modernization required by digital business transformation. By unleashing actionable data and metadata on DNS, DHCP, IPAM, and built-in Network Source of Truth (NSoT), DDI APIs play a central role to deliver critical use cases in network automation and security. This allows NetOps, DevOps, and NetSecOps teams to reap tangible benefits very quickly. APIs are a catalyst of IT modernization Collaboration is key. Many would agree that working together has great power. As we...

2022 Top 5 Highlights for Network Automation and Security

2022 has been challenging for IT and network teams. While the pandemic brought a shift to cloud and work-from-anywhere, market factors this year such as supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine, and inflation have brought “optimization” to the forefront. That includes optimizing operational efficiency (time savings) as well as costs (TCO & Opex), to ensure business continuity, risk management, and compliance. To meet requirements, enhanced security postures, improved multi-cloud management, and above all network automation projects have been mainly...

SOLIDserver 8.2: Enhancing Network Automation and Cloud Asset Management

With the Release 8.2 of SOLIDserver, IT teams including CloudOps, DevOps, and NetSecOps are provided with two new products that strengthen their capability to better view cloud instances and network objects to accelerate their automation journey, increasing their agility and help decision-making to sustain business needs. Complementary benefits can be envisaged around enhanced cost control, risk management, and meeting compliance. These significant benefits are brought by the following two major products introduced with Release 8.2: Cloud Observer: Centralized Visibility Over...

Enhancing Visibility & Control Over Google Cloud Platform with IPAM Sync

Today, workloads are deployed on in-house DC or Public Cloud (Hybrid Cloud) or even in various Public Cloud Providers (MultiCloud). This brings new challenges for Netops and SecOps teams to build an accurate and consolidated Visibility on the Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud Infrastructures they are in charge of, so they require a Network Source of Truth (NSoT) for administration, operations and security purposes. An IPAM is meant for planification and reference purposes. It is used as a blueprint of the...

Why IPAM Repository is the Key Enabler for Network Automation

Nowadays, things are moving quickly and nothing is set in stone. The same is true for IT and networking services. Today, deploying applications or websites must be done quickly for faster Time-to-Service but in addition, must be done as many times as required to account for the necessary functional upgrades or mandatory security patches. So, most of the mundane IT and networking tasks must now be thought of in terms of cycles with their seasonalities and not as a one-off...

Top 5 IT Network and Security Predictions for 2022

Welcome to 2022, a year which promises to be full of turbulence with the pandemic still ongoing and organizations forced to adopt hybrid working models. Network security and privacy will no doubt be top of mind across all verticals, especially with users needing to access critical apps, services and data when working either on-premise or remotely. Risk limitation of IoT will also be essential as the number of devices grows exponentially driven by 5G, and smart cost-effective solutions for managing...

DDI Automation for Infrastructure as Code

When using code to automate the activities in the infrastructure department, a DDI solution (DNS, DHCP & IPAM) is one of the parts to connect to and use data from. It may actually be a good strategy to start your Infrastructure as Code initiative with DDI in your bucket of tools and software integrations, as it will facilitate the development of other parts thanks to its “IP Source of Truth” data repository and network services automation. Automated Infrastructure It was...

DDI for Multicloud: Improving Opex, UX and App Deployment

When it comes to handling of new applications and workloads for modern digital infrastructures, multicloud is an unquestionable reality. However, the real value of cloud is being held back by siloed data and manual processes which are both error-prone and time-consuming. Success of hybrid multicloud projects is very much reliant on resiliency, accessibility, security and performance of cloud infrastructures and services. For this, integrating the resources deployed in clouds with a DDI (DNS-DHCP-IPAM) solution is critical, as it brings the...

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...

Public Cloud Platforms Are Not Waterproof

Digital transformation is eased by cloud infrastructures Many organizations are starting their journey to the cloud by moving some workloads to public providers. Most of the time, the first ones are development and test environments as they are generally considered less critical. Moving to production is performed after this initiation on non-critical front applications, sometimes including storage as files and databases. Then come bigger deployments. Common strategy starts with “lift & shift” of existing eligible applications to public cloud compute...

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