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Business Agility and Performance Require Smart DDI Solutions

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Business is evolving faster than ever, fueled by the need for 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 the 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:  the DNS server ensures access routing to almost all applications & services, the DHCP server provides IP addresses to connect to the network, and IPAM (IP Address Management) defines 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 terms 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 an 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 in 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, Azure, and GCP can be made available in the central IPAM and Network Object Manager repositories and be used in automation.

DDI Life-Cycle Management

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 the 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.

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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 the 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 silos. Collaborative teamwork is improved thanks to grain-fined delegation, policy enforcement, and advanced workflow.

IPAM Best Practices

Learn about increasing network demands, and how to implement new IP address management best practices to automate network infrastructure reliability and security.


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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