Amazon is best known for all those brown boxes that land our on doorsteps with the goodies we’ve ordered online. But among technology professionals, the company is perhaps even more famous for Amazon Web Services (AWS), the market leader and world’s largest public cloud. AWS now runs workloads on demand for companies of all sizes and types.
AWS is so easy to procure and use that it sometimes contributes to the problem of “shadow IT,” where individual business groups or departments create virtual servers in Amazon’s cloud without the knowledge or direct support of the IT team. While the ability to quickly create workloads is great, the lack of visibility and the sprawling pockets of cloud workloads may not be most desirable for an organization that’s trying to contain costs or create efficiencies.
Today, Infoblox is introducing an answer to that problem: Infoblox DDI for AWS (www.infoblox.com/aws). This new offering extends the industry-leading Infoblox solution for DNS, DHCP and IP address management (DDI) into AWS, bringing many benefits to those who are looking to use AWS alongside their on-prem infrastructure.
First, Infoblox DDI for AWS delivers the great user experience our customers already enjoy in their traditional on-premise networks and their private cloud deployments. These features include automated provisioning of IP addresses and DNS records to increase agility when adding network infrastructure, as well as uniform policies for assigning IP addresses and DNS records to reduce configuration errors and outages – all from a single point of control that can span multiple locations and platforms. Also, when workloads are decommissioned, IP addresses and DNS records are automatically reclaimed for future use.
Second, and just as important, is that networking teams, by virtue of Infoblox’s discovery capabilities, now have unprecedented visibility into workload deployments. This means they can see virtual instances, networks and subnets as they are created and removed. That’s a big deal, because, with enhanced visibility, they can help their departments and business unit counterparts make smarter business decisions.
As the first enterprise-grade DDI vendor with a native solution on AWS, we’re excited to enable better DDI for our customers across their on-prem, private, and public cloud environments that’s as good, if not better than receiving those brown boxes of goodies on your doorstep.
To see the full range of virtualization and cloud platforms supported by Infoblox, please visit https://www.infoblox.com/products/hybrid-cloud-virtualization.