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Monday, 03 August 2015 10:36

Infoblox DDI for Amazon Web Services (AWS) enables hybrid clouds

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New DNS, DHCP, and IP address management solution from Infoblox creates and manages seamless hybrid cloud solutions

Network control company, Infoblox, has launched Infoblox DDI for Amazon Web Services (AWS), a virtual appliance to help businesses create a consistent and secure platform across on premise and the public cloud for hybrid cloud solutions. 

The new DDI (DNS, DHCP, and IP) address management solution has been engineered to allow users to create web applications and allow them to shift the applications seamlessly between on-premise environments and cloud deployments (in this case AWS, but Infoblox supports more see later).

Infoblox DDI for AWS runs in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) environments, manages DNS records and IP addresses, and integrates with existing Infoblox infrastructures. Additionally to protect applications while they’re outside the company firewall it also supports DNS firewall security to detect infected workloads and help prevent the spread of malware.

Features include:

DNS records management to reduce the time it takes to set up and deploy virtual servers and new applications on AWS, and automated reclamation of DNS records and IP addresses when decommissioning AWS instances to avoid waste of network resources Infoblox claims provisioning times for network resources can be reduced from hours or days to just minutes.

A single solution allows businesses to reduce management time by having a uniform policy for DNS naming conventions and IP address assignments across AWS, on-premises environments, and traditional networks. This helps eliminate configuration errors and reduce unplanned outages.

Infoblox performs non-disruptive, automatic discovery of instances and networks within an organisation’s AWS environment, even across geographic regions, to meet security and compliance needs for data hosted on AWS.

Infoblox claims it now supports more cloud and virtualisation platforms than any other DDI vendor, including VMware, Microsoft, OpenStack, Cisco, HP, BMC, CA, and Elasticbox. 

Commenting on the launch Scott Fulton, EVP of Product at Infoblox said. “Our customers tell us they want a single management solution across all of their network operations—whether traditional on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environments. Infoblox DDI for AWS delivers that unified control, allowing cloud architects to more effectively plan for their requirements, while IT operations and network teams have comprehensive visibility and control of cloud resources.”

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