Reducing Complexity in Network Infrastructure
Network infrastructure services, such as DNS, DHCP and IP-address management (also called DDI), have remained mostly unchanged for more than a decade. These network services are now facing challenges from new technologies such as virtualization, VOIP, and video. Meanwhile, business trends such as globalization, the emergence of the virtual workplace, and mobility are leading to the proliferation of connected devices and an explosion in the address space, putting further pressure on DDI services. Overall, these changes are making the management of network services simultaneously increasingly critical to network operation, efficiency and stability, and harder to achieve. As networks continue to grow in size, importance, and complexity, organizations need to implement network services that are secure, scalable and fault tolerant.