Access to the Web and key applications like Internet service provider (ISP) email and App stores are critical for mobile users – from anywhere. As smartphones and tablets proliferate, ISPs and mobile network operators (MNOs) need to manage growth in use and support emerging technologies like IPv6.
The Infoblox External DNS appliance-based solution allows ISPs and MNOs to manage all of their External DNS servers, from a single management console. Infoblox Grid technology eliminates the tedious, time-consuming management of open-source software and the risk of a DNS server crash, which can have considerable impact on the customer experience. As a result, key ISP technical staff can be freed up from manual repetitive tasks and overall cost savings can be achieved while increasing service availability and reducing customer churn.
Separate External DNS from Caching Servers without Doubling Support Efforts
Many ISPs try to consolidate multiple functions like External DNS and caching on a single server or set of servers. This introduces significant vulnerability to server failures but is usually justified because the administration workload would be doubled when caching and external functions are separated. With Infoblox, ISPs can separate External DNS from caching servers without doubling the support burden since the Infoblox Grid eliminates manual patching of server OS software or open-source software, as well as the ned to build and integrate servers using open source software with generic hardware.
Central Management with a View Across the Network
With the Infoblox External DNS solution, all servers can be administered centrally from a single console, with all audit trails, configurations and backups maintained at the Grid Master appliance. Infoblox also provides an associated Reporting server for understanding key DNS traffic trends, top DNS queriers and domains queried, as well as total peak/average busy hour demand for capacity planning.
Support for IPv6 and Dual Stack Operation
The Infoblox external DNS solution supports IPv6 in full, including complex key functionality like DNS64 translation. Our IPv6 implementation includes:
- Full IPv4-IPv6 dual stack operation
- DNSv6, DHCPv6 and DNS 64 support
- IPv6 Address Management with intuitive network and subnet visualization