Infoblox Inc., the market leading developer of advanced network infrastructure automation and control solutions and a Cisco Solution Developer since 2008, today announced availability of its newest virtual DNS, DHCP and IPAM software module based on Infoblox NIOS version 5.1r4 (vNIOS) , also referred to as Infoblox Branch Office Box software, which has been certified for the Cisco UCS Express Platform (see related press release also issued today “Cisco Solution Developer Infoblox Completes Cisco Interoperability Verification Testing”).
Infoblox’s newest IPv6-ready Branch Office Box software provides local survivability at branch offices for business critical domain name resolution (DNS), IP address assignment (DHCP) and IP address management (IPAM) functionality. For organizations—such as those in retail, health care and manufacturing—that consider local survivability of DNS, DHCP and IP address management (DDI) at the branch a high priority, combining the Infoblox solution with the Cisco UCS Express platform will reduce operational costs and footprint while enabling centralized management and meeting the demands required for a highly available distributed network. Centralized management while delivering high availability at the branch are key foundational elements needed for cloud services.
The newest Infoblox virtual software offering represents the second generation of Infoblox branch office offerings that have been integrated and certified by Cisco for Cisco environments. Infoblox first delivered and certified virtual DNS, DHCP and IPAM (DDI) software modules for the Cisco Integrated Services Router, leveraging the Cisco AXP architecture on the 2800, 2900, 3800 and 3900 blades. This second generation solution is specifically designed and certified to run on the new Cisco UCS Express Service Ready Engine Virtualization (SRE-V) platform on the SRE 700 and 900 blades, an ESXi hypervisor-based platform.
Infoblox Executive Vice President of Product Strategy and Corporate Development, Steve Nye, commented: “As the DDI market share leader with more than 4,750 customers, including 210 of the Global 500, we are pleased to introduce our next generation of certified solutions for the Cisco platform. Adding support for the Cisco UCS Express in addition to the Cisco ISR platform provides even more synergy, helping customers transition from static to dynamic networks to support the demands placed on them due to virtualization and cloud initiatives.”
Like the previous versions, Infoblox Branch Office Box software for the Cisco UCS Express platform is now available from Infoblox’s global network of channel partners. Infoblox will continue to support both offerings.
Infoblox is an industry leading developer of network infrastructure automation and control solutions. Infoblox’s unique technologies, including the Infoblox Grid™—a real-time, data distribution technology—increase network availability and control, while automating time-consuming manual tasks associated with network infrastructure services like domain name resolution (DNS), IP address management (IPAM), network change and configuration management (NCCM) and network discovery, among others. Infoblox solutions are used by over 4,750 organizations worldwide, including more than one third of the Fortune 500. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and operates in more than 30 countries.