Cloud-First is the new mantra in IT. IT managers are under pressure to transition their business operations to cloud. For most organizations this is a journey. It begins with being Cloud-Ready where business applications are virtualized and run in public cloud IaaS such as Amazon AWS. Often the second step is where these business applications are Cloud-Optimized taking advantage of public cloud PaaS (Platform as a Service) layer functions to optimize application performance, global scale and reliability.
Figure 1: Cloud-First Transformation
The third step in this journey is the transition to Cloud-Native where applications are containerized and available as micro services that can be used when you need it, where you need it. Microservices enable mass customization enabling business owners to provide flexibility to their customers. Customers can use all or part of the application services. Usage can grow or shrink based on real-time business needs.
BloxOneTM Platform is cloud-native and foundational to business transformation. BloxOneTM applications, DDI and Threat Defense offer cloud delivered flexibility, simplicity and scale. In release 2.3 of BloxOneTM DDI, an important feature is available for our customers in their journey to becoming Cloud-First. Release 2.3 supports NIOS Grid Connector where customers experience a unified view of both on-premise NIOS Grid deployments, as well as cloud managed BloxOneTM DDI deployments.
Figure 2: Unified NIOS/BloxOneTM view with NIOS Grid Connector
As the market leader in DDI, Infoblox is committed to supporting your Cloud-First journey. No matter the phase of your transformation – Cloud-Ready, Cloud-Optimized or Cloud-Native – the foundational platform for your business transformation is already Cloud-First.