When the Interop IT and connectivity conference opens in Las Vegas next week hundreds of exhibitors will be showing their latest network products in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For those products to look good those vendors – and Interop itself – need a responsive reliable secure network. Nothing torments a network more than new products especially when hundreds of those new products are demanding DNS DHCP and IP address management (DDI) services at the same time.
A few months back Rob Nagy founder of DeepDive Networking approached Interop about providing core network services from Infoblox to provide dynamic resilient DDI. Infoblox has its roots in Interop and this is a reunion Rob had long been trying to make happen. Rob was a professional services engineer for Infoblox back when the company consisted of founder Stu Bailey and about 30 other folks.
Today Infoblox is a leading player in the DDI space with 50 percent share. Mike Lanski from Infoblox will be joining Rob at the Interop Theater on Wednesday April 29th at 3 pm where they’ll be discussing their perspective on getting the most from DDI.
Preparing the Interop show network is no easy task. How would you like to architect and build a network configure it secure it and then dismantle it again all in a matter of weeks? You don’t do something like that without an intense dress rehearsal which is why Interop brought vendors and equipment together into a warehouse near San Francisco International Airport for a highly successful run-through. All those who participated in the “hot stage” event harmonized their efforts like the New York Philharmonic making sure the entire system created beautiful music rather than some horrible cacophony.
Now everyone involved in the dress rehearsal is getting ready to do it all again in Las Vegas. Infoblox automated processes template and wizards will make it easier for Interop network administrators from DeepDive roll out and reclaim IP addresses and DNS records while monitoring the distributed architecture of DHCP services across the show floor. The Interop show network will be one place in Vegas next week where there will be no gambling involved – it will be rock solid.
It’s also worth noting that Infoblox’s participation in the Interop show network demonstrates our ability to integrate with the network equipment of virtually any vendor in mission-critical high-demand networks.
If you want to know more about Infoblox and Interop I recorded a 15-minute segment for Interop Radio with Arya Barirani on March 26. The section on Infoblox is here and runs from the 7-minute 5-second mark to the 23-minute 45-second mark.
If you’re attending Interop you can see the Infoblox products in action at the Interop core racks (peds) as well as see demos at the DeepDive Networking booth #869. I look forward to seeing you there.