Infoblox Inc. (NYSE:BLOX), the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, today announced the latest release of its software (NIOS 8.0) for DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (DDI) to automatically scale according to the needs of the network. NIOS 8.0 provides organizations with “elastic scaling” capability – a way to add or reduce DDI capacity on-demand for a network. Infoblox is also adding new appliances to its product line that offer more than 50 percent performance improvements over the current appliances to help customers seamlessly expand their networks – without impacting their DNS and DHCP performance.
Given that business environments are dynamic and fast-paced, enterprises need the agility to transform their networks around new digital business models. This makes the ability to dynamically scale IT services an imperative. Yet the reality is that many legacy network solutions fail to provide the flexibility and visibility needed by organizations to meet their constantly evolving business needs.
With Infoblox NIOS 8.0 software, enterprises can utilize the increased performance with flexible scaling across diverse and hybrid cloud infrastructures to seamlessly expand their network and run additional security services without compromising on the control and security of their network. Additionally, new subscription pricing models announced today help provide the flexibility required by customers to choose the consumption model that best suits their business needs.
“The addition of elastic scaling and high performance appliances is a major milestone as it marks the first time any DDI vendor has provided this capability combined in a multi-cloud, multi-platform solution,” said Scott Fulton, executive vice president of products at Infoblox. “With today’s launch, we can provide our customers with the flexibility they need to readily integrate with other systems and improve performance and automation across today’s hybrid environments. These capabilities combined with license mobility and subscription-based pricing options help enable our customers to adjust to ever-changing business needs that require a robust underlying next-generation network.”
In addition to offering flexible scale and performance, Infoblox has also introduced substantial enhancements to its DNS Traffic Control solution to improve employee productivity and application response times by leveraging intelligent load balancing capabilities that automatically direct application traffic to the optimal server and/or data center.
“The ability to simplify our DNS load balancing operations with Infoblox DNS Traffic Control was a big factor in our choice of vendor,” said Jason Seager, network solutions manager, The Hershey Company. “Infoblox is the only DDI vendor we’ve seen that integrates DNS and GSLB functions making it simple to manage with little operational overhead.”
Other key features in Infoblox NIOS 8.0 include:
- New Microsoft Azure Integration: Customers can now automatically provision and manage their DNS infrastructure in Microsoft Azure. Infoblox helps enable customers to integrate with more cloud technologies than any other DDI solution, including: VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, BMC, Cisco, HP, IBM and more.
- Actionable Insights: New discovery, analytics and reporting capabilities enable tighter control and security for enterprise networks. With device discovery extended to wireless networks, advanced DNS analytics, predictive DDI analytics and much more, customers can have comprehensive visibility, analytics and security for all devices on enterprise networks. Administrators can closely manage all assets connected to their networks, identify rogue devices quickly and use advanced network insights for audit, compliance and security purposes.
- Subscription based pricing and License Mobility: Infoblox now gives customers flexible budgeting options and mobility to seamlessly transfer licenses and simplify enterprise migration from physical to virtual to cloud by introducing subscription based pricing for its products.
Pricing and Availability
Infoblox NIOS 8.0 software and the new Infoblox appliances are available now worldwide. The new Infoblox appliances can be added to the existing Infoblox GridsTM or used to deploy a new Infoblox GridsTM. Infoblox customers can upgrade their Infoblox GridsTM to the new NIOS 8.0 software. To learn more, please visit https://www.infoblox.com/products/nios8/ or contact your sales representative.
Infoblox (NYSE: BLOX) delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. As the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI, Infoblox provides control and security from the core—empowering thousands of organizations to increase efficiency and visibility, reduce risk, and improve customer experience.
Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. As such, this release is subject to the safe harbors created by U.S. Federal Securities Laws. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks that there may be design flaws in the company’s products, shifts in customer demand and the IT services market in general, shifts in strategic relationships, delays in the ability to deliver products, or announcements by competitors. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Infoblox’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. Infoblox is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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