As noted in our previous post, when it comes to addressing the rapidly evolving needs of today’s enterprise networks, VitalQIP presents significant challenges. Indeed, legacy VitalQIP can impede achieving your goals for digital transformation and business growth. The truth is, VitalQIP (sometimes referred to as Vital QIP) is too rigid and labor intensive to meet evolving requirements for the core services it provides—DNS, DCHP, and IP Address Management (DDI).
To accommodate soaring demands around device proliferation, mobility, cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT), networking teams need DDI services that are far more agile, automated and secure than that VitalQIP provides. That’s why organizations are choosing to replace VitalQIP with next generation, enterprise-grade DDI solutions, like those from Infoblox.
3 Key Benefits from VitalQIP Migration
When you migrate from VitalQIP to enterprise-grade DDI, numerous advantages come your way. Here are three big ones:
- Centralized control. If your VitalQIP implementation is like many, it’s probably been in place for years. It may even date back to 1990s and the early QIP versions. To keep pace with network growth over the years, it’s likely your organization has had to add significant capacity of hardware in the form of QIP IPAM and DNS servers, especially for satellite locations. Sprawling QIP server infrastructure combined with manual processes make it very difficult to manage networks rapidly and efficiently. Enterprise-grade DDI enables you to take advantage of advances in wide area networking and cloud technology to deliver increased DDI performance and capacity while dramatically reducing your hardware footprint. Better still, you can run everything from a common console and gain centralized control and visibility across physical, virtualized and hybrid cloud infrastructure, critical capabilities not available in VitalQIP.
- Tighter Security. DNS is a primary pathway for malware, DDoS attacks, ransomware, and data theft. Leading next generation DDI solutions like those from Infoblox provide essential DNS security features every network requires today, but those are missing from VitalQIP. For example, they enable you to defend against the widest range of DNS-based threats, maintain network availability even while under DDoS attacks, block devices from communicating with malicious domains and command and control (C&C) servers and prepare for emerging attacks by harnessing real-time threat intelligence.
- Actionable insight and analysis. Knowing what’s on your network, which devices are in compliance and which aren’t, and exactly where attacks are unfolding in real time. This is precisely the sort of information today’s network teams must have to keep things running smoothly. But these insights and many others are not forthcoming from VitalQIP. The best enterprise-grade DDI solutions combine advanced analytics from DDI data with customizable reporting so that you can troubleshoot DDI capacity and performance issues early and stay ahead of evolving threats.
Explore Your VitalQIP Migration Options
The benefits of migrating from VitalQIP to enterprise-grade DDI are not just nice to have. They are critical to achieving a network that enables you to thrive and compete in a digitally connected global market. With the right migration partner, you can gain a more agile, manageable, and secure network without disruption and with minimal risk. Explore what VitalQIP migration can do for you.
This blog is the second in a three-part series. The first installment covered critical limitations of VitalQIP that hold organizations back. Stay tuned for our next post, when we discuss what to look for in a migration partner.