Smart DDIIntegrated DDI Services to Simplify, Automate and Secure Your Network
Business Agility and Performance Require Smart DDI Solutions
Business is evolving faster than ever, fueled by the needs of new and innovative data-driven offerings, quick company reorganization and operational efficiency improvements. In this highly competitive context, modern network infrastructures are a cornerstone of key IT initiatives: digital transformation, hybrid cloud, virtualization, SDN, NFV, IPv6, mobility, IoT, and more.
Regardless of size, complexity and business focus these market trends are adding extreme pressure on company network – in particular network foundations such as DNS and DHCP services, and IP Address Management. DDI is a cornerstone of IT modernization and plays mission-critical roles: DNS server ensures access routing to almost all applications & services, DHCP server provides IP addresses to connect to the network and IPAM (IP Address Management) defining the IP routing structure and maintains a central repository DDI resources to provide accurate visibility and help guarantee overall network consistency and policy enforcement.
Risks and Limitations of Disconnected DNS, DHCP & IP Address Management
DNS, DHCP and IP address management are at the core foundation of IP-based infrastructures upon which network access and application traffic routing rely. Those network services are deeply tied to each other at the administration level. Disconnected management has important negative consequences in term of efficiency and operational risks.
- Limited and siloed visibility on allocated resources across networks, restricting capacity planning of deployment services
- Ineffective overall consistency control of IP allocations, DNS and DHCP server configurations generating network incidents
- Manual error-prone tasks consuming a lot of time, with poor change management agility and velocity
- Weak DNS and DHCP resiliency mechanisms implying high risks of IT services discontinuity
- Scalability issues causing inability to manage millions of IP addresses, or numerous DNS-DHCP servers
- Cloud automation restriction due to non-integrated IP resources provisioning and de-provisioning processes in IT the supply chain
Integrated DDI, VLANs and Device Interfaces Management Solution
EfficientIP’s Smart DDI solution offers integrated management of DNS-DHCP-IPAM and VLANs-VRF with devices and their network interfaces in a single process. This unique extended DDI framework delivers high availability, elastic scalability and advanced security, all built on a policy-driven management and automation foundation. SOLIDserver™ Smart DDI technology ensures that your network infrastructure will actively support your business imperatives and growth.
Dynamic network discoveries provide unmatched visibility and reconciliation capability to maintain the overall consistency and a single source of truth of your network data. Even networking and IP resources from IaaS like AWS IPAM and Azure IPAM can be made available in the central IPAM and used in automation.
Global Life-Cycle Management of IP Network Foundations
Simplify and automate the global life-cycle management of DDI resources in a unified process, from design and deployment to checking and reconciliation phases. Built-in consistency control and intelligent policy-driven deployment automate corporate’s policy and DDI best practices enforcement, enabling to easily delegate administration tasks to non-expert people. The solution flexibility and agility offer advanced provisioning process modeling and automation capacity to truly support complex IT operations.
EfficientIP DDI appliance unique global life-cycle management approach strengthens the network foundation, mitigates network downtime risk, cuts operating costs and reinforces infrastructure security.
Easy Integration to Network Management Ecosystem
EfficientIP’s open APIs and plug-ins offer rapid integration to third-party solutions (Cloud orchestrators, SIEM, ITSM, security policy manager, etc) bringing end-to-end automation for controlling and accelerating deployment of IP resources throughout the infrastructure.
This openness and flexibility simplify the deployment of new services, eliminate configuration errors and break management and security silo. Collaborative teamwork is improved thanks to grain-fined delegation, policy enforcement, and advanced workflow.
Key Benefits of a Smart DDI Solution
Ensure Network Reliability
Error-free configurations and single pane of glass management for IP golden records
Simplify DDI Management
Increase productivity with intelligent policy-driven deployment automation, and identify unused resource
Secure Critical Services
Protect public and private DNS from both external and internal threats, regardless of the attack type
Improve Team Work Efficiency
Enhance team work efficiency with smart task delegation and work flow
Provide Cross-Platform Visibility
On-premise and cloud visibility and consistency control, proactive services monitoring, user-defined reports and network asset tracking
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