Infoblox Inc. (NYSE:BLOX), the network control company, today announced that it has enhanced the Infoblox IPAM Plug-in for VMware vCenter™ Orchestrator™, VMware vCloud Director®, VMware vCloud® Automation Center for Desktop and VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ for Server, adding powerful new capabilities for DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) for private cloud networks.
The Infoblox IPAM plug-in for VMware, introduced in June 2013, eliminates the need to manually set up network services for VMware environments. By automatically provisioning and de-provisioning IP addresses and DNS records for virtual machines as they are created, moved, and removed, the plug-in can dramatically reduce the time required to bring up services and can increase network agility while lowering operating costs.
New features in the Infoblox IPAM plug-in for VMware include:
- Full support for managing IP address and DNS records across overlapping and non-overlapping networks in multi-tenant environments—the most requested feature of VMware enterprise customers. This allows networks to be brought together, such as during mergers or acquisitions, without requiring complex reconfiguration of IP addresses.
- Ability to assign IP addresses and DNS records to virtual machines based on network metadata such as country, state, building, etc., by using Infoblox Extensible Attributes. This automates the previously time-consuming and error-prone process of assigning appropriate IP address to new virtual machines.
- Simplified VMware vCloud Automation Center network provisioning by eliminating the need to manually create network profiles in vCloud Automation Center. All IP and DNS configurations are tracked and managed directly within Infoblox.
“Infoblox is helping optimize network automation in virtualized data centers,” said Rob Smoot, senior director, Cloud Management Marketing, VMware. “The new capabilities Infoblox is introducing make it possible to automatically provision network resources in minutes instead of hours or days, as well as efficiently manage multiple networks of virtual machines through a single user interface.”
“’VMware continues to set the industry standard for private cloud deployments,” said Scott Fulton, executive vice president of products at Infoblox. “Infoblox is committed to helping IT organizations maximize agility and cost savings through strong partnership with VMware and continued innovation in our cloud network automation solutions.”
The Infoblox IPAM Plug-in for VMware vCenter Orchestrator, VMware vCloud Director, VMware vCloud Automation Center for Desktop and VMware vCloud Automation Center for Server is available now and is free for existing Infoblox customers. More information is available at https://www.infoblox.com/products/ip-address-management/vmware.
VMware and Infoblox will jointly host a webinar on “IPAM Automation for Cloud” on Tuesday, August 19, at 10:00am Pacific (1:00pm Eastern). Rich Bourdeau, group marketing manager at VMware, and Peter Rizk, director of technical marketing at Infoblox, will describe how to use vCloud Automation Center with Infoblox DDI to automatically provision and de-provision virtual machine IP addresses in minutes. Click here to register.
Infoblox at VMworld 2014
Infoblox will be presenting live demonstrations of its VMware integration at VMworld 2014, August 24 – 28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, in booth # 2511.
Infoblox in the VMware Hands-on Lab
Infoblox is one of just three cloud automation partners selected by VMware to participate in the Hands-on Labs (HOL) program. Hands-on Labs give VMworld attendees an hour to individually evaluate the latest VMware and partner technologies in a fully functional test environment. An Infoblox product specialist will be available in the HOL area throughout the show to answer questions about the demonstration of the Infoblox IPAM plug-in for VMware. The demonstration will also be available online after the show.
Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) delivers network control solutions, the fundamental technology that connects end users, devices, and networks. These solutions enable approximately 7,300 enterprises and service providers to transform, secure, and scale complex networks. Infoblox helps take the burden of complex network control out of human hands, reduce costs, and increase security, accuracy, and uptime. Infoblox (www.infoblox.com) is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has operations in over 25 countries.
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