Any device connected to a network maintains a unique numerical label (IP Address). The increasingly difficult task to plan, track, and manage the ever-increasing number of IP addresses on a network embodies the field of IP Address Management (IPAM). From simple conversations to financial transactions, IP networks underlie most modern business transactions.
When IP networks first appeared in the enterprise, a rough 1-to-1 ratio was used to estimate IP addresses per employee. Before long, more devices evolved into network-connected devices (VoIP phones, IP printers, IP cameras, etc.) and the ratio grew exponentially. Today, the onslaught of mobile devices and the BYOD revolution projects the ratio will soon exceed more than 100 IP addresses per employee. Accordingly, a 100-employee business must manage over 10,000 IP addresses. The traditional approach to IPAM (i.e., Excel spreadsheets) will no longer suffice.
Infoblox solutions automate and simplify IPAM to deliver highly resilient and always available networks. To date, human error continues to cause most network problems. Infoblox dynamically automates adds, moves, and changes and constantly monitors network health in a user-friendly graphical manner. Administrators can easily access historical information and plan for future adjustments with limited action as opposed to tedious, error-prone manual entry.Learn more about this topic at scansourcecatalyst.com >