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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...

Ansible & DDI Automation: Connecting Compute and Network Teams

Ansible as a solid automation foundation Ansible is a great open source software for managing server fleets with regards to their installation and configuration. With Ansible able to exchange with a DDI solution (DNS, DHCP and IPAM), the compute teams can use automation to keep the global repository up to date, and use it for all the valuable data in the IP plan and associated metadata. This collaboration between DDI and Ansible raises automation of compute resources and helps ops...

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...

3 DDI Ways to Improve your Network Automation Journey

When tasked with rolling out new network automation infrastructure in hundreds or even thousands of retail stores to support the digital transformation initiative of his company, imagine what the Infrastructure Director of a worldwide retail brand has to plan for. The DDI (DNS-DHCP-IPAM) components would likely come last or even not be considered at all. In addition to the design of the new network infrastructure matching the Digital Transformation goals, the technical assessment of the readiness of each site, the...

Accelerating Transition to the New Normal: Top 5 Predictions for 2021

After the challenging events in 2020, the effects of the Covid pandemic will continue throughout next year, ensuring remote working & remote customers will remain in the limelight. In order to function, businesses will have no choice but to transform, both from organizational and societal viewpoints. The result will be rapid acceleration of digital transformation projects, covering key initiatives like edge computing, multi-cloud, zero-trust security, autonomous networks and infrastructure-as-code. So as organizations continue their transition to the “new normal”, here...

DNS GSLB for Disaster Recovery

While application data controllers (or load balancers) are capable of distributing application traffic towards servers within the data center, a global server load balancing (GSLB) solution enhances this to cover multi-data center strategies. GSLB can also prove valuable for disaster recovery scenarios based on activating dedicated IT resources in a specific spare data center. DNS combined with GSLB offers an easy and efficient way to simplify the required network operations. EfficientIP application repository eases the preparation phase of the IT...

Gain Central Visibility Across All Your AWS Cloud VMs With IPAM Repository

One of the main promises of the cloud native principle is elasticity. Workload should be able to benefit from a flexible infrastructure and scale whenever necessary. The primary and easiest component to scale up and down is the virtual machine, as most enterprises are still using servers. But with network teams simultaneously creating, modifying and destroying hundreds of VMS across multiple clouds in multiple locations, network administrators are quickly left with outdated status visibility and unmanageable management complexity. The obvious...

Application Traffic Routing with DNS GSLB

Application delivery to users is key in the digital transformation of enterprise processes. With the growing complexity of networks, hosting and application architecture, users still need to be directed to the best available component of the application. This is a challenge EfficientIP has accepted, and our DNS GSLB solution provides the answer with intelligent application traffic routing feature. IT systems have been shaken by multiple new approaches. Hybrid multi-cloud tends to distribute the workload on the most convenient and efficient...

Python Library for SOLIDserver

In the infrastructure as code and orchestration spaces, engineers frequently use programmatic languages such as Python. When using higher level automation tools like Ansible or Puppet the underlying language used is mostly one which is well known Python, Ruby or Golang. Communication with the network and system components needs to be performed with simple methods, REST APIs are very well designed for this purpose, they are easy to manipulate, actions are atomic, require no complex session to set up and...

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...

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