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Research by Leading Analyst Firm Shows Cost Benefit of Commercial DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management Solutions

Infoblox Inc. (NYSE:BLOX), the network control company, today announced that a new report from Gartner, Inc., titled “Market Guide for DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management,” “estimates that usage of a commercial DDI solution can reduce opex (network operating expenses) by 50 percent or more, which can lead to savings of full-time equivalents (FTEs) in larger organizations.”

The report, written by Gartner analysts Andrew Lerner and Lawrence Orans, provides recommendations on deploying DDI and evaluates nine DDI vendors, including Infoblox.

A complimentary copy of the report, released on April 25, 2014, is available now at

“DDI solutions improve overall IT infrastructure availability while reducing operational expenditure,” the report says. “These solutions specifically address the needs of server, network and other infrastructure and operations (I&O) personnel responsible for DNS, DHCP services and allocation of IP addresses within their organizations. I&O administrators use DDI products for the daily management of DNS and DHCP services, and to provide a structured workflow for basic network operations (for example, adding printers or servers, allocating IP ranges for new branches, etc.).

“Companies adopt DDI solutions when they are looking to step up from using rudimentary tools (i.e., spreadsheets) to manage IP addresses, and when they seek improved control and policies for managing network changes,” the report continues.

For a typical large global organization, Gartner estimates that:

  • “Manual DNS administration time can be reduced from two to 10 minutes to half a minute to five minutes per change.
  • “Manual DHCP administration time can be reduced from four to 15 minutes to half a minute to five minutes per change.
  • “Manual IP address management administration time can be reduced from 15 to 60 minutes to one to 20 minutes per change.”

“We are excited to have Gartner, one of the most credible voices in IT, validate the necessity—in our view—of DNS, DHCP, and IP address management for running today’s increasingly complex networks,” said Scott Fulton, Executive Vice President of Products. “All network managers considering enterprise-grade DDI should read this report and pay careful attention to Gartner’s detailed analysis of each vendor in the market.”

About Infoblox

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 ( is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has operations in over 25 countries.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements – Infoblox

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 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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