Infoblox Inc. today announced that A. H. Belo (NYSE: AHC), distinguished publisher of four daily newspapers, including The Dallas Morning News, has implemented Infoblox appliances throughout its network. The Infoblox network control appliances deliver automated IT network infrastructure services essential to A.H. Belo’s daily online and print news productions.
Soon after installing Infoblox systems in their IT network, replacing a combination of homegrown, open-source systems and manual processes, Randy McEoin, Director of Network and Security at A. H. Belo, reported that they realized greater efficiency and time savings, improvements in network reliability and usage, better detection of network anomalies and a reduced number of manual task-related errors.
“Infoblox’s solutions have made it possible for us to scale and address the issues with our previous IP address management systems,” said McEoin. “With Infoblox, I am confident and have no fear of outages putting a wrench in our demanding publication and production cycles.”
A. H. Belo selected nine Infoblox-1050 appliances with Trinzic DDI and Infoblox’s unique Grid™ technology. The Grid technology links a collection of Infoblox automated network control appliances into a unified, centrally-managed platform. Benefits include resilient domain name resolution (DNS) and IP address assignment service delivery, unified management and real-time, secure, system-wide updates. The systems have fully integrated and automated IP address management (IPAM) capabilities that eliminate reliance on manual IP tracking and spreadsheets shuffled among IT team members and departments.
With Infoblox’s built-in automated IP address management capabilities, IP addresses are no longer manually assigned or tracked in spreadsheets, a time-consuming and often error-prone task. The Infoblox appliances allow IP address tracking and allocation in real-time with visibility into the address scheme across the entire network.
“Business continuity is essential to us. We can now instantly and routinely obtain vital, real-time data about our network 24/7,” McEoin said.
For added visibility and network stability, A. H. Belo also purchased and plans to install Infoblox NetMRI, an automated system that will provide the newspaper company with a complete daily audit of its network. Automated reports provide great insight to the overall health, giving a quick snapshot of the publisher’s network strengths and the areas that need attention. A scorecard also includes a configuration report that enables the team to compare current configurations with previous ones to ensure consistency and network reliability.
Infoblox is a global leader in automated IT network control solutions. The Company’s purpose-built physical and virtual appliance platforms combine real-time IP address management (IPAM) with network control, configuration and change capabilities. The solutions help Infoblox’s more than 5,400 end customers achieve more dynamic and reliable networks, efficient operations and increased value from their virtualization and cloud computing initiatives. Headquarters are in Santa Clara, Calif. with additional operations in 30 countries.